Regular attendance is extremely important.
It must be emphasised that whenever a child is absent from school a dated note, text or telephone call is required stating the reason for absence. Schools are required by law to make returns to the Government on all absence. Similarly, request for taking children out of school during the day, e.g. for medical or dental reasons, must be made either by letter or by an appointment card. Under no circumstances will children be allowed to leave school premises without an adult.
For more information regarding attendance, please visit Portsmouth City Council School Attendance which helps with queries such as the difference between authorised and unauthorised absences and top tips to help prevent absence.
What to do if my child is ill
If you are worried that your child isn't well enough for school, please check the following link for more information:
If your child will not be attending school due to illness please contact us using the details below:
Tel: 02392 662129
email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may apply for ‘Leave of Absence’ for your child from the Executive Headteacher (forms can be downloaded from the school website and are available from the school office). Leave of absence may be granted for Doctor/Dentist and special circumstances as long as your child has attendance greater than 95%. We are unable to authorise absence during KS2 SATs week (Year 6) unless it is an emergency, the first two weeks of September, or for a family holiday.
Please fill in the attached form return to the school office.