Attendance and Absence

We ask that all absences be explained before registers are taken by teachers each morning, this can be done by:

  • Reporting absences on the arbor app
  • With a telephone call to the school office
  • Or by leaving and answerphone message (this operates until 8am each morning) 

Where children are absent unexpectedly, and no call is received or message sent, the school will endeavour to make contact the same morning in order to account for the absence. It is now a legal requirement that the reasons for all absence be notified. School will, at the end of the year, need to indicate percentage attendance figures, which reveal the level of unauthorised absence.

If the absence is not illness e.g. absence for a wedding please complete the 'Request for Pupil Leave of Absence in Term Time in Exceptional Circumstances' form. This can be requested via the arbor app. All requests will be considered by the Head of School in line with the Educational Welfare Offices guidance and you will be informed if the absence has been authorised or declined.