Attendance, Absence and Lateness

Parents should inform the school as early in the morning as possible if a child is going to be absent.

This will be logged as the Government requires schools to keep detailed records of children’s attendance and absences. Absence is recorded as authorised or unauthorised, depending on the reason, and this forms part of your child’s school report. It is school policy to monitor attendance and to consult parents and the Education Welfare Officer if there is concern.

As a school we take our safeguarding duties very seriously.  If we have not been informed by 9:30 on the morning of a child’s first day of absence, we will ring you to ask the whereabouts of your child.  This system is known as ‘First Response’ and is in place in many schools across the country.  By doing this we are secure in the knowledge that all our pupils are safe and are where they should be.

Absence for holidays taken during term time has to be authorised by the Headteacher and can only be authorised under exceptional circumstances.  Head Teachers cannot authorise holidays which exceed a total of ten school days in any school year.  Please be aware that we do not authorise any absences for holidays during the term where SATs take place.

School attendance is monitored by Mrs Danielle Hudson, our Attendance Officer.  She may get in touch from time to time to make parents aware of an attendance concerns and to offer support.

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.