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Late/Absence Procedures

Attendance & Absence Reporting


Parents / Carers are requested to telephone the office on 01297 552687 before 9.00am if their child is going to be absent/late and provide a reason.


Where a child is absent from school and we have not received any verbal or written communication we will initiate a first day contact process. The office staff check the registers from 9.00am to 9.30am on a daily basis, to identify those pupils who are absent. Where we are unaware why a child is absent we will contact home to check the reasons for the absence.


As a result of COVID - 19 we have amended our school drop off / collection arrangements.  The below table outlines the drop off and collection times.  We request that parents / carers carefully adhere to the timings and do not congregate outside the school buildings.  


The morning register will be taken at 8.35am and will close at 8.50am.  If your child arrives between 8.35am and 8.50am they will be coded as late (L) if they arrive after 8.50am they will be coded as arriving after the register has closed (U) which is an unauthorised absence.  If you arrive at school after 8.30am you will need to enter school via main reception.


Surname Starting with …​

Drop Off Time​

Collection Time​

A to H​



I to Z​




If you need to take your child out of school for any reason, e.g. hospital appointment, please let us know in advance by completing an absence request form (attached below or available from the school office).  We request that children are only removed from school for unavoidable reasons and that where possible appointments are made outside of school time.  Only exceptional reasons for absence will be authorised by the school.   


Further information can be found by viewing our Pupil Attendance Policy on the First Federation Trust Website.