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Report a child's absence

If a child is away from school, a letter is required concerning the nature of the absence. If your child is unwell, we require a phone call before 9.30am on each day of his or her absence (Call 01394 411365 take option 1).

Holidays are not encouraged during term time. A leave of absence request form should be submitted to the Head Teacher four weeks in advance of an intended absence, stating why the absence needs to be in term time and cannot be in any other school holiday time throughout the year. Each absence request will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Head Teacher. Please do not ask your children to lie about an absence, they can rarely maintain this and it puts them in an awkward situation with knowing they should be being honest with school staff.

Bawdsey CECVP School encourages all parents/carers to work in partnership with the school to improve attendance and punctuality and recognises that “parents have the primary responsibility to ensure that pupils of compulsory school age attend school regularly”.