Children who have been absent from school must on their return, bring a note explaining the reason for such absence. Alternatively parents may contact school by telephone. If on return to school, no reason has been given for an absence, it will be marked as unauthorised absence. A note is required if, for any reason, a child is to be excused from PE or games’ periods.
School commences at 8.55 am and children are expected to be punctual. Persistent latecomers will be reported to the Educational Welfare Officer. The school has developed new systems to record lateness. Children arriving late must report to the school office. Children arriving at school ten minutes after registration are considered absent from that school session. Parents are requested to inform us about children who are not able to attend school. This should be done before 9.30 am on the first day of absence.
St. Mary's Attendance & Punctuality Policy is available from our policies web page.
Parents need to be aware that the rules and regulations regarding the taking of holiday during term times have changed and they state:
We have a shared responsibility to ensure that the law is upheld and that your child achieves to his/her full potential. We look forward to your co-operation.
Warwickshire County Council - Holiday Request Form
Parents are advised to read carefully the attached form and guidance notes. All applications are to be sent to the school office for approval by the Headteacher.