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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 9am on each day of his or her absence (Call 01394 411365 take option 1). Holidays are not encouraged during term time, unless that is the only time families are able to go away together. A letter of request must be made to the head in advance, stating why the holiday needs to be in term time. Permission is normally only granted for a maximum of five days within an academic year. It will be given if attendance has been good during that academic year, and if the absence from school will not unreasonably affect the child's education, or that of his/her peers.