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ATTENDANCE


We have high expectations for good attendance and punctuality. We work hard, together with our parents, to make sure our attendance is high. We, and the Local Authority, monitor the attendance of all our pupils closely. We aim to have an attendance of 96% or higher. You will be notified if you child's attendance falls below this.

We do celebrate good attendance each week. Certificates will be given to our Attendance Champion of the Week for each class - these are awarded to children who achieve 100% attendance for that week. Each half term, we also celebrate those who have had 100% for the duration.

Registration and morning tasks take place in the first few minutes in class, so punctuality is important.

Absence through illness or medical appointments

If your child is ill, we ask that you please ring the office on the morning of their absence. If for any reason your child is not at school and we haven't received a message we will make a courtesy call home to you to ensure your child is safe.

Taking holidays during term time is unauthorised

From June 2013, schools no longer have any authority to authorise absence for a family holiday during term time. Any such absence is unauthorised and may incur a Penalty Notice (please see Penalty Notice policy below.) 

In the event of a family deciding to take a holiday during term time, an ‘Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances’ form (please see below) must be completed and submitted to school with sufficient time to enable the school to consider the request and inform parents of the decision.

More information regarding this may be found on the East Riding website.

 

Absence from school in exceptional circumstance

The schools ‘Absence from School in Exceptional Circumstances’ policy follows the Local Authority Policy. It details the circumstances in which the Headteacher may authorise an absence.   An ‘Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances’ must be completed and submitted to school with sufficient time to enable the school to consider the request and inform parents of the decision.

Forms

Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances Request Form

Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances Information for Parents

Penalty Notice Guidance for parents

Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances Policy

ERYC Guidance for Parents: Medical Appointments and Illness Leaflet

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