Warren Road Primary absence policy
Regular and punctual attendance at school is a statutory requirement and it is the responsibility of parents/carers to ensure that this occurs. Regular and punctual attendance is vital to your child’s learning. Attendance at Warren Road is good. Our aim is for attendance records to be outstanding.
To comply with Government legislation, schools are required to publish authorised and non-authorised absences of all pupils on an annual basis.
We appreciate that there are times when absence is unavoidable such as if your child is unwell, has a medical appointment, has suffered a bereavement or is taking external exams and visits to receiving secondary schools. If there is a valid reason then the absence will be authorised.
If there is not a valid reason then the absence will be recorded as unauthorised. For example: shopping trips, theatre visits and birthday treats.
If you decide you wish to take a holiday during term time you must complete a holiday form requesting this. These are available from the office. It is advisable to do this before booking your holiday as there is not an entitlement for holidays to be taken during term time. The head teacher will decide on an individual basis whether or not to authorise absence. No holiday in excess of 10 days will be authorised.