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Attendance

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Children in our school are rewarded for good attendance every year in a special assembly. Our attendance target is 100%. Children should attend school every day that they are well enough to attend.  Attendance is recorded at morning registration at 8.50am and again at afternoon registration at 1.30pm.

Leave of absence will not be authorised in term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Please note that unauthorised absence may result in a penalty notice. All requests for leave of absence must be authorised by Miss Swan, Head Teacher.

Where possible, medical appointments should be made outside of school hours. If your child does have to attend a medical appointment during school please inform the school office in writing. The office may request to see a copy of the appointment slip or confirmation letter or text message. The office staff will make sure that your child's absence is correctly recorded in the register and that the class teacher is made aware. You may want to remind the teacher on the day of the appointment so that your child is ready to be collected at the right time. 

REPORTING ABSENCE

If your child is ill, we ask that you telephone school absence line by 8.45am on the first day of absence (01242 673814) and leave your child's name, class and reason for absence. If your child is likely to absent from school for a longer period of time we ask that you keep us updated with the likely date of return but it is not necessary to phone each day.

Please remember that children with vomiting and/or diarrhoea should be kept off school for 48 hours after the last incidence of vomiting/diarrhoea. Please see the link below for further information about when to keep a sick child off school.

If your child has a medical appointment please could you inform the school office in writing. The office staff will make sure that your child's absence is correctly recorded in the register and that the class teacher is made aware. You may want to remind the teacher on the day of the appointment so that your child is ready to be collected at the right time.

Please click here for our Attendance Policy & Handbook

Please click here for the Gloucestershire County Council Attendance Leaflet for parents

Please click here for our Request for leave of absence form

Please click here for our Request for leave of absence letter

Please click here for NHS advice about when to keep a sick child off school.