Absence & Punctuality

Absence from School

If your child is not at school for any reason, please call and let us know the reason for absence. A voicemail facility exists 0121 353 1738 Option 1 for parents to leave a message or you can call the office. This will ensure we comply with the Department for Education (DfE) regulations on registration and absences. If we have not received a message by 9:30am we will call you for a reason for absence.

In your message, please leave specific details e.g. symptoms if unwell, when the symptoms started and any medical advice you have been given. If you leave a vague message, such as “not well”, someone from the office team will need to phone you back to obtain further details.

If your child has suffered from sickness (vomiting) and or diarrhoea then  your child cannot to return to school until there has been 24 hours clear of the last episode of sickness or diarrhoea.

Punctuality:   Children in Years 1 to 6 should arrive for 8:45am, in reception 8:50am and in our nursery 8:55am.

Holidays in Term-time:    Requests for leave of absence from school during term will only be granted in very exceptional circumstances.

A child away on holiday will find it harder to re-join groups that have been re-established which will inevitably cause distress and impact further on learning.  We ask that all parents accommodate holidays or absence that can be planned for e.g. family occasions during the 13 weeks available in the year when the school is not in session and by so doing, support their children in maximising their learning in school time.

All term time leave requests must be made in advance and in writing to the Headteacher.  Failure to do this may result in potential safeguarding concerns.  Please note this is also applicable to nursery aged children. Full details of our attendance policy and attendance guidance for parents is available here:  


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