In September 2022 the DfE published guidance on 'Working together to improve attendance'
This guidance highlights that 'it is essential for pupils to get the most out of their school experience, including their attainment, wellbeing, and wider life chances. The pupils with the highest attainment at the end of key stage 2 and key stage 4 have higher rates of attendance over the key stage compared to those with the lowest attainment'.
'Where parents decide to have their child registered at school, they have an additional legal duty to ensure their child attends that school regularly. This means their child must attend every day that the school is open, except in a small number of allowable circumstances such as being too ill to attend or being given permission for an absence in advance from the school.'
Children can become unwell and it is often tricky to decide whether they are well enough to attend school. Here is a link that can help you to decide. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/
Term time absence
If you need to apply for leave of absence for your child please complete the form below and hand/ email it to the school office prior to the absence inline with the school's attendance policy which can be found on the policies page of this website.
If there are any issues that you feel are affecting your child's attendance in school please contact us to discuss them.