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Late/Absence Procedures

Late Arrivals

 

The classroom doors will be closed at 9.00am. Any pupils arriving after this time must enter the building via the main entrance and be signed in using a Late Arrivals Form.

 

Absences

 

If your child is absent from school, on the first morning of absence you must provide the school office with a reason. This can be by telephone or in person. This also helps us to ensure children have arrived safely at school and that parents are indeed aware of any absences.

If the absence continues for more than one day, you must keep the school informed.

 

If a parent does not provide a reason for their child's absence, an unauthorised absence documented in their school record. 

 

Persistent absenteeism (truancy) can result in a visit from the School Welfare Officer. Parents cannot authorise absences.

 

Medical Appointments

Please try to make your child's routine medical appointments, eg. dentist check-ups, for after school or in school holidays. We understand however that some medical appointments are unavoidable during school hours. If you know your child is going to be absent for a medical appointment, please let the school know in advance by telephone or by sending a note into school. 

 

Holidays during term time

Parents must apply for permission in advance to withdraw their child from school for a holiday, even for one day.

A term time absence form should be completed and returned to the school office, marked for the attention of the headteacher.

 

The Welsh Assembly Government guidelines state that children can take no more than 10 days as exceptional circumstance leave in school time and any additional days will be counted as unauthorised. You can get further information on these guidelines through the WAG circulars.

 

Further details can be found here:

http://gov.wales/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/previous-administration/2014/clarificationonschoolattendance/?lang=en

 

 

We are required to publish the school’s recorded authorised and unauthorised absences.

 

 

 

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