If your child is absent from school, it is important that we should know the reason as soon as possible. Please telephone the school office (01962 881575) on the first day of absence. If your child is absent due to sickness and diarrhoea, please note that school follows Public Health England guidance 2014, which states that the child should remain off school until 48 hours after the last episode.

Leave of Absences

Schools are only able to authorise absence from school in exceptional circumstances.  In making a request for an authorised absence from school you will need to explain why the circumstances are exceptional.

Click here for Leave of Absence Form: application-form-to-request-absence

Click here for school attendance policy: Attendance Policy

Penalty Notice Warning in accordance with Hampshire County Council’s Code of conduct:  

If a child has any unauthorised absence during any formal examinations, testing or assessment as publicised via our school website or parent/carer newsletters this will result in the issuing of a Penalty Notice for non-attendance.

Click below for explanation of possible penalties for non-attendance

Information for Parents/Carers Possible Penalties.

Attendance for Parents from HCC

Information for parents/carers:

There is much research that shows a strong correlation between high attendance and high attainment for all children. A publication from the Department for Education publication indicated that even missing a short amount of time from school can reduce every pupil’s chance of securing the grades they are capable of achieving. absence-and-attainment-at-key-stages-2-and-4

If you have received a penalty notice regarding school attendance, you are expected to pay this within the statutory period as detailed within the paperwork issued, or you may be subject to legal action.