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School Attendance Matters!

It is important for your child to attend school on time every day!


If your child is unwell and unable to attend school parents are required to contact the school by 9.30am each day. You can telephone the school on 023 80444447 or email

We require you to call every day of your child's absence unless previously agreed with the school. If we do not receive a reason for your child's absence we will try and contact you to find out why your child is not in school. Should we be unable to contact you our Education Welfare Officer may carry out a home visit.

Medical Appointments

Wherever possible we would ask that medical appointments are made outside of the school day or during the school holidays, although we understand this is not always possible. If your child does need to attend a medical appointment you will be asked to provide evidence of this appointment. This could be in the form of a letter or an appointment card.

Leave of Absence

Leave of absence may be granted where there is an exceptional circumstance that requires your child to be absent from school. Please put any request for leave of absence in wrting to the Headteacher. The school is not able to authorise any leave of absence due to holidays and if your child is taken out of school without authorisation a penalty notice may be issued.