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Absence Procedure

If your child is going to be absent from school, you must contact the school on the first day, as early as possible and before the close of registers, and subsequent days of absence and inform the school the reason for the absence (unless it is a diagnosed medical condition and evidence is on file).  You can do this several ways:

  • Telephone – 01733 574717 – option 1
  • Xpressions App
  • Email –
  • Calling into the school and speaking to a member of the office staff

If your child is absent and you do not contact us, we may, under our safeguarding policy:

  • Telephone, text, message via Xpressions or email you on the first day and every following day of absence if we have not heard from you
  • Contact emergency numbers held on our database
  • Undertake a home visit (safe and well check) if no contact is received from you
  • Call 101 (Police) and request a safe and well check if all other attempts to contact you fail to get a response
  • Invite you to discuss the absences with us
  • Take legal action if there are persistent absences, which may be in the form of penalty notices issued to each parent/carer for each child or legal action through the courts.