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School Attendance Information

If children are to achieve their full potential, they need to come to school on-time each day. Children who have a high rate of absence or are often late miss out on important educational opportunities.

For the same reasons, we ask all families to try to make sure that medical appointments are made outside of school hours and that family holidays are not taken during term time. Unfortunately, holidays in term time cannot be authorised except in exceptional circumstances and would appear on the register as an unauthorised absence. If you wish to notify school that your child will be taking a term-time holiday please visit the school office to collect a form.

This is particularly important during Year Six national tests as these tests cannot be retaken if a child misses them through absence.

Our school operates a “First Day Response” system to deal with absences. This is so that school and home can be assured that a child is not playing truant and it also helps school to improve its attendance figures.

If your child is going to be absent from school we ask you to notify the office by 9:30am.

If we do not receive a phone call from you, we will phone your home to enquire about the reason for the child’s absence.

If your child has a high rate of absence, you will receive a letter from school reminding you of the procedures for informing us of any absences. In the event, that the absence rate does not improve, we will seek to take further action in accordance with our school’s Attendance Policy

If absence rates do not improve after this point, you may be liable to a visit from Stockton’s School Attendance Officers or our school attendance officer who can take more formal action if it is required.

Excellent attendance is rewarded in our Celebration Assembly!


Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.