Mile Cross Primary School

Absence

Please help your child to attend school regularly and on time. Absence for illness/medical appointments must be confirmed by telephone, letter or in person from an adult, in order for it to be authorised. Please let us know on the first day of absence.


We always follow up unexplained absence, by telephoning parents on the first day and sending a letter if we are unable to contact you.  Good attendance and good achievement are logically linked.

Holiday requests will not be authorised during term time.  Time taken off for holidays during term time will appear as unauthorised on your child's records.

Please refer to the Government guidelines below relating to holidays/leave of absence.  Requests for leave of absence must be made on the official form which you can obtain from the school  office or from the Forms to Download section of the website.  Please return the form to the school office before the planned absence.