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Dear Parents/Carers

 

To enable you to plan for the next academic year, please find term dates for 2016/2017 on the calendar section of the website. In addition, I would like to remind you of attendance procedures.

 

Leave of Absence

Schools are no longer expected to authorise ANY term time leave of absence unless there are specific and exceptional circumstances that have been notified as soon they have come to light. Where possible this needs to be at least one month prior to the absence.

Please continue to request any absence as far in advance as possible so I have the opportunity to discuss with you if required. Although it is not statutory for children of Nursery school age to be in education, please remember children are funded by the county council for the majority of their sessions. In cases of persistent absence, school will monitor the child’s attendance. This will be followed up with a discussion with parents/carers to decide whether the child requires all of their sessions.

 

Attendance routine

Children need to be in school and on time every day to ensure they have the best possible opportunity to achieve their very best. The school day starts promptly at 8:55am/12.45pm and finishes at 11.55am/3:45pm.

Notification of illness must be made as soon as possible on the first day of absence and the reason made clear. Where possible, please make routine medical and other appointments outside of school hours or during school holidays.

If there are any issues affecting your child’s attendance please do contact the school.

 

Sue Skinner

Executive Headteacher

 

 


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