Tel: 01460 270123 Fax: 01460 270124
A Church of England Community School
For your son/daughter to succeed in school they need to attend each day. If you decide your son/daughter is too ill to attend school please contact our Attendance Officer on 01460 270139. Absence needs to be reported by 9:30am for each day of absence and an explanation for absence given. Any absence not reported will be investigated and calls made to parents/ guardians.
Morning registration takes place at 8:30am and we expect all students to be punctual. If your son/daughter should arrive late for school they will need to register at Student Services and provide a reason for being late. Persistent lateness is investigated by the Attendance Officer.
In some cases we may require medical evidence to support absence. We also work with the Education Welfare Service who investigate the attendance of students where we feel attendance is a cause for concern.
Although we strongly advise against it, if you wish to take your child out of school during term you will first need to complete a 'Request For Term Time Leave' form. These forms are available from Student Services. We consider each request and will write to you to inform you of our decision to authorise or unauthorise your request. We would like to remind you that there is no automatic entitlement to take your son/daughter out of school during term time and you may be liable to receive a Penalty Notice, issued by Somerset County Council, if you choose to do so when the holiday has not been authorised by ourselves.
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