Responsibilities of parents/carersEnsuring your child’s regular attendance at school is a parent/carer’s legal responsibility (Section 444 of the 1996 Education Act) and permitting absence from school that is not authorised by the school creates an offence in law.
A child not attending school is considered a safeguarding matter. This is why information about the cause of any absence is always required.
What to do if my child is absent from school
If your child is absent you must:
If your child is absent we will:
Reporting an absence
A child's absence from school must be reported on the first morning by 9.30am and then on each subsequent day either:
Please ensure pupils remain at home for 48 hours after an episode of sickness or diarrhoea. For advice on whether your child is well enough to attend school, please check the recent information we have received from the NHS.