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Absences & travelling

Absences and holidays 

If your child is unable to attend school because of illness, please call the school as soon as possible so we may mark the daily register. If we have not received notification school will try to contact parents during the morning of the first absence, if we are unable to contact parents or no legitimate reason for absence is provided an unauthorised absence mark will be given. If no reason for absence has been provided by the third day a referral will be made to the Local Authority Education Welfare Service

Term-time holidays will not be authorised in any circumstances. Should pupils miss time at school due to holidays any absence will be recorded as unauthorised and may lead to a Penalty Notice from the Local Authority Education Welfare Service.

Staff training and absence 

Every member of staff takes part in training throughout the year.  When this happens, or when somebody is absent through ill health we endeavour to use internal staff cover or supply teachers who are known to us and who we are certain will provide a quality service.  In the event of no supply teacher being available the class may be taken by support staff, agency staff or the Headteacher. 

All staff involved in cover have completed the necessary police safety checks.

Planned/Medical Absence 

If you know that your child or children are going to be absent from school on a particular day or week please get in touch with Miss Unsworth through so that she can work with the class teachers to ensure that the relevant week's planning is sent to you. This will give you the opportunity to work with your child or children on the learning that they will have missed.


If you are going to be travelling for a period of time please contact the Traveller Education and Achievement Service  through  so that a relevant work pack can be provided.