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Did you know – There are  175 non-school days a year.

There are only 190 school days.

The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 prohibits Headteachers granting leave of absence to a pupil except where an application has been made in advance and the Headteacher considers that there are exceptional or extenuating circumstances relating to the application.

Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure their child attends school. High attendance rates correspond to increased chances of success; every school day counts towards your child’s future. Days off can seriously impact on learning meaning that children miss vital information or learning. It can also impact on their self esteem and well-being.

There is plenty of time in the year where children are not at school. This gives families the opportunities to:

  • Spend time together
  • Go on family visits
  • Go on holiday
  • Go shopping
  • Go on days out
  • Attend routine appointments

Please ensure your child arrives at school before registration at 8.55am.

The playground is supervised from 8.40am.

But what if my child is ill?




Raised temperature (of over 37.5)

Rashes can be the first sign of many infectious illnesses such as chickenpox and measles. If your child has a rash, check with your GP before sending them to school.

Vomiting and diarrhoea. Children with these conditions can return to school 48 hours after their symptoms have settled.





Headaches. A child with a minor headache does not usually need to be kept off school.

If the headache is more severe or is accompanied by other symptoms such as raised temperature or drowsiness, then keep your child at home and consult your GP.






Sore throat

Feeling tired


*We will always contact you if your child becomes ill during the school day.