Regular attendance is essential if your child’s progress is to be maintained.

Parents, Schools and the Local Education Authority share legal responsibilities in respect of school attendance.

A child may be absent on any day: When prevented from attending by sickness or any unavoidable cause.

Exclusively set apart for religious observance by the religious body to which his/her parents belong. On the grounds that suitable transport has not been provided, and the school is not within walking distance. Should your child be absent at any time please phone in on the first morning of absence and send an explanatory note on your child’s return to school. In the case of infectious diseases, these should be notified as soon as possible. For a dental/medical appointment please inform the teacher by letter and arrange to collect the child from school.