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Attendance

As a parent, you have a legal responsibility to ensure your child’s attendance at school. After 8.55am when the playground gate has closed, children can enter school via the office. However, this will constitute as a late mark and consequently be recorded as an unauthorised absence.

 

Reporting Absence
If your child is unable to attend school please email attendance@francisbaily.co.uk on the morning of absence. 

Please include the following information in your email:

  • Subject line - Child's Name and today's date
  • Child's Name
  • Class Name / Teacher's Name
  • Reason for absence
  • Expected return date

Reminder: All absences due to sickness and/or diarrhoea require 48h from the last episode. 

 

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school 

 

Dental/Medical Appointments
If at all possible, any dental/medical appointments should be made after school hours or during school holidays. If this is not possible, please let us know of the appointments as soon as you can.  Please also send a copy of the appointment to attendance@francisbaily.co.uk.  This may be a copy of the email, a photo of an appointment letter or a screenshot of a text message.  

 

Taking Holidays During Term Time
Ideally, holidays should be taken during the school holiday period. The Headteacher is unable to authorise any Planned Leave of Absence, except in special circumstances, and a fine may be incurred. Note: We do not advise any term time absence as it can have a detrimental effect on your child’s education. If you are taking your child out of school please complete the Planned Leave of Absence Form and return it to school.  

Forms to request a planned leave of absence can be found on the stands in reception or on the Useful Forms section of the website. 

 

Our attendance policy can be found on the Policies page of our website

 

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