St Joseph's Catholic Infant School

St Joseph's Catholic Infant School

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Absence from School

It is the duty of parents to ensure that their child attends school regularly and punctually.

If your child is absent for any reason, we ask that you telephone, email or message the school by ParentMail, as early as possible on the first day of absence so that we can record the absence and know that your child is safe.  A 24 hour answerphone service to report absences is available but you could send a letter or message with another parent. 

The office staff will always contact parents/carers to ascertain a reason for a child's absence if no message has been received.  

 

Leave of absence

The Department for Education advises that parents should not normally take pupils on holiday during term time. For this reason, we are unable to authorise any leave of absence during term time, except under exceptional circumstances.  All applications for leave of absence should be submitted using the form below, to the Headteacher at least one month before the absence start date.

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