Late/Absence Procedures

If your child is absent from school, please contact school before 9.15 a.m. to let us know. We are always concerned and it is our duty of care for us to know that your child is absent legitimately.

Unauthorised absences are recorded as a result of failure to inform school about any absence or for holidays taken in term time. A “Late” mark is given to any child arriving after the register has been closed each day (9.15 a.m.). A termly letter is sent to parents giving details of your child’s attendance as follows: green – on target, amber – cause for concern (97 – 95%), red – below 95%.

Pupil attendance Autumn 2017 97.3%

Unauthorised absences 0.2%

If the school has to be closed in an emergency, contact will be made by website, email, phone and announced on Radio Lancashire. Children will be kept in school until they can be collected, or taken home.

 

Winter closures: Initial notification is via the scrolling text on the home page of our website. This is followed by email and announcements on Radio Lancashire.