We ask that all absences be explained with a note or a telephone call. We have an answer phone, which operates until 8 am each morning. Calls are then taken off the machine and teachers notified as to absence. Where children are absent unexpectedly, and no call is received or message sent, the school will endeavour to make contact the same morning in order to account for the absence. It is now a legal requirement that the reasons for all absence be notified. School will, at the end of the year, need to indicate percentage attendance figures, which reveal the level of unauthorised absence. Please see the links below regarding absence in term time, and term dates for this year.