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Late/Absence Procedures

Attendance Expectations During COVID-19


From the start of the autumn term 2020, pupil attendance will be mandatory and the usual rules on attendance will apply, including:-


  • Parents duty to ensure that their child of compulsory school age attends regularly
  • School will record attendance in line with government guidelines and follow up absences


We very much hope that parents are confident with the changes that have been put in place to keep everyone as safe as possible in returning to school.  We would always urge parents to talk to us if they have any concerns.


Although attendance is mandatory, there are some circumstances where pupils cannot attend school due to coronavirus and parents and pupils will have to follow guidelines from the Department for Education and Public Health England.   In these circumstances, parents will not be penalised for following official public health advice.


If you are in any doubt if you should send your child to school – please refer to the reference guide below from KCSP dated 17th September 2020.   If you have further questions, please contact the school office.



Late arrival

If your child is going to be late for school please call the office as soon as possible to let us know. Late arrival is recorded on your children's attendance record.


If your child is absent

As a school, we are aware of the impact that absences can have on children’s educational and social/emotional progress. We encourage all parents and carers to ensure that their children attend school every day. We are concerned to know that our children are safe at all times. Therefore if your child is absent from school we would ask you to contact the office as soon as possible. On your child’s return we ask that you send us a written note confirming the reason for absence. Should you need to collect your child during school time please let us know beforehand. If a child regularly complains of feeling unwell and not wanting to come to school, other worries may be the cause, please do discuss these with us as a matter of urgency.


Holidays during term time

It is important not to interrupt your child’s education. Therefore, the school will not authorise holidays during term time. Please avoid booking holidays in term time.

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