Attendance and Absence

Legal Requirements

It is anticipated that every child will be present for the whole of every school day within the academic year, and for any planned out-of-school activity. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their child attends school, and it is important that children are in school on time and ready for the day. It is a legal requirement for schools to track and report attendance and follow up absences.

Valid reasons for non-attendance include: illness, medical and dental appointments, days of religious observance, family bereavements, interviews and external exams and attendance for visa / passport appointments.

School holiday dates are circulated well in advance, and time out of school for holidays should only be requested in exceptional circumstances. Please include a letter addressed to the Head Teacher with any request for time off for holiday.

Request Leave of Absence

Please complete and submit the form below to request leave of absence and the School will contact you as soon as your request has been processed.