Our school has high expectations for attendance and punctuality for all pupils. As parents will be aware, children's attendance at school is statutory and is closely monitored by the school.
If you require any support with attendance, please do make contact with us as it is important to work together to ensure all pupils have access to their education.
All absence must be reported daily via Studybugs. If your child is unwell, then we understand that this cannot be helped; however, you must inform the school of the full details, so that this can be logged and monitored:
Leave of Absence:
Permission for absence during term time will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and authorisation cannot be given retrospectively. All requests need to be submitted using the form available below. Please note, family holidays are not deemed exceptional circumstances and therefore will not be authorised.
If your child’s attendance has fallen below 90%, then this is considered ‘persistent absenteeism’. This level of absence is incredibly serious and is the equivalent of missing half a day of school a week.
The school works closely with the Inclusion Team at Surrey County Council to track attendance in school and make referrals where necessary to support where attendance is a concern.
Just to remind parents/carers that if they take their children out of school without authority for 5 or more days (which do not need to be consecutive), they will be liable to receive a penalty notice. Currently, the amount payable under a penalty notice is £60 per parent/carer, per child, if paid within 21 days. Thereafter the amount increases to £120 if paid between 21 and 28 days. If the penalty notice remains unpaid after 28 days, the Local Authority will consider a prosecution in the Magistrates Court. Please note that penalty notices are issued per parent/carer, per child, so a family of two parents and two children will receive 4 penalty notices.