Absences are recorded in half-days on your child's Record of Achievement, each day absent will be shown as two sessions.
It is important that your child attends school regularly and punctually as the curriculum is planned thoroughly for continuity and progression. A child missing school for periods of time may miss vital topics or skills and find it hard to catch up with his/her peers. The School Attendance Policy is available for you to see on request and may be found on the school website.
Holidays taken during term time are not authorised except for very exceptional circumstances. It is not a parents automatic right to take their child out of school. A form requesting time off school must be obtained from the school office. Families with a child noted to be frequently absent or late may be contacted by the Education Welfare Officer in case there is a specific problem. Any parent ignoring the school attendance code and allowing their child to take time off school may be fined.
See our attendance policy for more details.