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Absence

Reporting a Pupil Absent

 

If your child is absent from school, please inform the school office by either visiting in person, telephoning or by leaving a message via the school messaging service for reporting absences.

 

Contact: 01427 612572

 

Absences must be reported each day the child is absent from school.

 

Requests for Absence During Term Time

 

The Government Regulations changed in September 2013 which meant that educational establishments could no longer authorise absence for holidays. However, you can request an absence for exceptional circumstances.


If you do need to make a request to take your child out of school during term time for exceptional circumstances, please visit the school office and collect the relevant form.

Please note: Tall Oaks Academy Trust retains powers to fine parents who take their child out of school without permission in conjunction with the Local Authority. Annual family holidays are NOT considered exceptional circumstances.

 

Medical Appointments

 

If your child has a medical appointment, you will need to complete a Request for Absence due to Medical Appointment form prior to the appointment.  Please also provide any supporting evidence such as an appointment letter, reminder text etc when returning the form to the office.

Early Collection

 

If you need to collect your child before the school day has ended - we require a Request for Early Collection form is completed prior to collecting your child. 

 

You will also be asked to sign your child out of school for safety purposes.

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