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Attendance/Absence

Attendance/Absence

In an attempt to safeguard all pupils we appreciate a telephone call from Parents/Carers before 9 am on the first morning of any absence. Office staff will telephone to clarify absence if pupils are marked absent in the register and no such telephone call has been received. On return to school we require a note of explanation from parents to put into the registers. Leave of absence is only granted in exceptional circumstances and must be applied for in writing detailing reasons for the proposed absence at least 4 weeks in advance. All unexplained absences and leave of absence not agreed by the governors are counted as unauthorised.

Children who arrive late at school are recorded in the registers. Any persistent lateness will be followed up by the Education Authority.

Absence letter from the school is located under the Parents pencil, Policies/Procedures and Attendance.

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