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Late/Absence Procedures


What parents and children need to do:


  • Children must be in school every day by the time stated to you by 8.40am. If you arrive after this time the you will need to bring your child via the main Office. You will be asked the reason for being late.


  • If your child is absent from school for any reason you must phone the school office before 9.10am, on the day that they are absent.  You can call on 01553 772018 or inform us via your Pupil Asset parent app


  • If you do not contact the school office before 9.10am, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised. You will need to phone the school every day your child is absent.



Action taken by the school:


  • Attendance and Punctuality are monitored weekly.


  • If attendance is, or drops to between 90% and 95% a letter of concern will be sent to parents. 


  • If attendance continues to drop below 90% we will set up a School Attendance Contract.  Attendance will be reviewed after one month to see if improvement has been made.


  • If the School Attendance Contract fails to improve attendance the next stage will involve the local authority attendance team.  This will involve entering into the Fast Track procedure which may result in a Court Hearing or Fixed Penalty Fine.