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Lateness and Absence

Sept 2020 - We currently have a staggered drop-off and pick-up routine as per letters sent to parents at the beginning of the school year.  Please adhere to your child's year group entry and pick-up time slot in order to minimise avoid congestion around the gates and school grounds.

If your child is late and the gates are closed, please bring your child to the school office and they will be taken to their classroom from there.


If your child is not coming into school for any reason, or will be late, please phone the school office before 9:30am to explain.  We may ask to see medical appointment letters or we may ask you to complete a ‘Leave of Absence’ form (attached below).

Holidays during term time

From 1st September 2013 new laws were introduced by the Government that schools have to follow with regard to authorising leave of absence from schools.  Absence can now only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.  Please click on the link below to read the letter sent to parents in July 2013 outlining the new regulations and how they affect you. 

Please note that you may be fined in certain circumstances (penalty notice) by the authorities.

Should you decide to apply for leave of absence, the form is available below.

However PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE LETTER DATED JULY 2013 to ensure you  understand whether your application is likely to be approved or not.  If you are in any doubt please speak to someone in the school office or the headteacher.