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Reporting your Child Absent

If your child is unable to attend school, you must inform us. A child not attending school is considered a safeguarding matter. This is why information about any absence is always required.

On the first day of absence, parents should telephone the Federation Office as soon as possible (before 9am) on:
01202 806806 with an explanation of the absence.

Parents should contact the school every day until the child returns to school or indicate the length of absence and the reasons why it is known the pupil will be unable to attend, for example, recovering from an operation. In these circumstances, a ‘Check-in’ date must be agreed upon when the absence will be reviewed.

Failure to explain within five days of the start of the absence will result in the absence being marked as unauthorised. In these circumstances, legal interventions may be considered.