Term Dates & Attendance
Regular attendance is most important if children are to make progress and take an active part in school life. Children should only be absent from school in the case of illness or treatment. In the case of pupil absence parents should always inform the school on the first day of absence. Always inform us by telephone, in writing or in person as soon as your child is absent so that we can record the reason on the register.
Please try to make non-urgent dental and medical appointments outside the school day.
Any absence requests must be made in writing to the Head of School and will be recorded as unauthorised.
Please keep your child at home if they are unwell. The school needs to know the reason for your child’s absence, particularly if an infectious illness is involved. You can obtain advice from the school office for when it is appropriate to return to school following an infectious illness.
Holidays taken in school time are not authorised and could result in a fine. Families taking holidays in term time will be referred to South-Eastern Attendance Advisory Service and Medway Council.