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St Edburg's CE Primary School

Sapere aude - Dare to be wise

Absences

If you are not sure if your child is too ill to come to school, click here for guidance from the nhs. 

If your child is unable to attend school then please  let the school know by 8.30am of the day that are absent. 

You can do this in several ways:

By Phone – You can call the school office at any time and leave a message on our voicemail to report an absence.  It is not necessary to wait until the school opens to do this, you can call at any time. The phone number is 01869 252393 ext  1

Website – Absence reporting can be completed on the website  CLICK HERE to do this.  Again this can be done at any time of the day or night. 

At the School Office – you can attend in person to report the absence. 

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.

Lateness

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.