The school day starts promptly at 8.50 a.m. To ensure pupils are inside and ready to learn, doors open for pupils at 8.40 a.m.
The Local Authority introduced Fixed Penalty Notices from Sept 2015 for pupils who have more than 10 days of Unauthorised Absences, and Fixed Penalty Warning Notices for pupils with 5+ days of Unauthorised Absences.
The following absences are Unauthorised Absences:
· Absence caused by either a sibling or relatives illness.
The following absences are Authorised absences, if we have been informed:
· Sickness (if there are frequent absences, we may require further information before authorisation, the school nurse may become involved with persistent absence which eventually could become classed as an unauthorised absence).
· Medical appointments (forms available in main reception area, need to be stamped by dentist, hospital etc.)
Other exceptional circumstances may also be authorised, please contact the office for further information as and when required.
Our aim is to avoid any Fixed Penalty notices for our parents, and to minimise pupil absence. If you require support please contact Mrs. Ann Armstrong (Attendance Officer) at school.