Regular and punctual attendance is crucial to each child's educational development. Our aim is for all children to have attendance of at least 96% to enable them to make the most of their learning opportunities.
If your child is ill, we ask you to ring school before 9.00 am on the first day of absence and every subsequent day of the absence. We also ask that you send a note in on their return giving an explanation for the absence. For common illnesses the school follows NHS recommendations.
We are unable to authorise any other absence from school except under exceptional circumstances, which does not normally include family holidays. If you wish to apply for an absence, please request a S2 form from the Office so that your request can be given due consideration.
Where a pupil’s absence is unexplained, we are obliged to investigate and the absence may be recorded as 'unauthorised’. We are also obliged to monitor and report late attendance at school and we work closely with Ruth Barnett, our Education Welfare Officer to monitor incidences of high absenteeism.