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St Edburg's CE Primary School

Sapere aude - Dare to be wise



If your child is ill and cannot attend school you need to let school know that day. You can do this by:

  • Phoning the school – 01869 252393
  • Leaving a message on the web site CLICK HERE to do this
  • Sending a written note with another parent
  • Speaking to the class teacher

Request for absence

Sometimes there are exceptional reasons why your child cannot be in school and this absence must be given in writing. Absence for holidays during term time cannot be authorised and you may be issued with a Penalty Notice if there are more than 6 sessions (3 days) marked as ‘unauthorised’ in one term. If a pupil’s attendance is lower than 95% in a 60 day period then the parent is contacted by letter and attendance monitored.


If your child arrives after 9:05am they are ‘late’ for school and this is marked in the register. If your child is often late then this would be of concern and the matter could be referred to the Attendance and Engagement Team.

Contact Numbers

Please update school with your contact details so that we can easily contact you in an emergency.