The school is required by law to record and publish rates of absence to include unauthorised absence. It is therefore imperative that registers are accurately marked and unexplained absences are investigated.
Parents should notify school of the reason for an absence before 9.30am. Parents are expected to contact the school for each day of absence.
The law states that the Headteacher can authorise absence in exceptional circumstances, and that this must be sought in advance of the proposed absence using the S2 form.