If your child is absent from school, please phone the school on the first day of the absence to inform the office. When your child returns to school a covering letter or an email explaining the absence should be sent to the school office. Family holidays should not be taken during term time. If this is unavoidable permission should be sought from the Headteacher. Holidays taken without authorisation will be recorded as unauthorised absence. Absence will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances, eg to attend a wedding, funeral. The school registers are monitored monthly and unauthorised absences reported to the School Educational Welfare Officer.