ATTENDANCE IN SCHOOL
Regular attendance at school is very important. Each child's attendance and non-attendance is fully recorded.
Please inform us of any lateness by telephoning the school or any planned absence by completing an Absence Request Form which is available from the school office.
Parents are legally responsible for ensuring their children attends school regularly under the Education Act 1996. If your child accrues 10 consecutive sessions of unauthorised absence you may be liable for a penalty notice (one days absence equals two sessions and a five day absence is equal to 10 sessions).
An unauthorised absence is any absence that the Headteacher has not given permission for or where an explanation has not been provided by parents.
Parents must complete an
Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances Request Form and submit this to school, allowing for sufficient time to enable the school to consider the request.
Where parents do not follow the school's procedures of submitting a request and simply remove their child without seeking prior approval, a warning may not be given and you may be liable for a penalty notice issued by East Riding Council.
Penalty notices from East Riding are £60 per household for each child taken out of school.
Penalty Notice Guidance to Parents.
Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances Policy
Click on the East Riding logo to find out more about the East Riding Council Policy and Procedures on pupil attendance in school.