Reporting Absences

What if my child is off?

We expect your child to attend school every day, however, if your child is ill and unable to attend, please inform the school office before 9am. As a school we have a duty of care and therefore if we do not hear from you we will contact you via a phone call or carry out a home visit.

School telephone number: 01482 825207

The school office is open from 8.15 am – 4.30pm Mon-Fri.
Messages can be left on the answerphone out of these hours.

• If your child has a medical appointment, please bring your appointment card/ letter to the office where we can authorise the absence.
• Remember – every day spent in school helps your child to make progress.
• Children whose attendance falls below 90% will be classed as persistent absentees and be invited in to meet with a member of the attendance team to discuss what support can be offered to improve attendance.

Term-time Holidays

Planned Absence/Holiday forms are available at the school office.

THE SCHOOL DOES NOT AUTHORISE ANY TERM-TIME HOLIDAYS.

Where children miss 10 consecutive sessions (5 School Days) a referral may be made to Hull City Council, who may choose to issue a penalty notice and fine.

In a small number of exceptional circumstances, extended holidays of five days or more may not be referred to the Local Authority.

Sometimes children become unwell or have an accident at school and we will need to contact you. Please make sure we have up to date contact details for you.

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