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Attendance & Absence

If your child should be absent for any reason, you must inform the school either in writing or by telephone. We ask that we are informed by 09:00am on the morning of any absences.

It is a legal requirement that we record and monitor any absence not notified to us as ‘unauthorised’ and report these to parents annually.  Children should NOT be taken out of school for holidays during term time.  Any such incidents are recorded as ‘unauthorised’.  If the term of unauthorised absence is 5 consecutive days or more, parents will be reported to North Northamptonshire Council attendance officers and fines may be issued.  For more information regarding Fixed Penalty Notices for term time holidays please see the Penalty Notices Guide download on this page. 


Term dates for the following year are available on our website under the 'Information' drop down to enable parents to plan their holidays in advance.


Is my child too ill to attend school?

It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school when they're unwell.  There are government guidelines for schools about managing specific infectious diseases at GOV.UK. These say when children should be kept off school and when they shouldn't.

If you do keep your child at home, it's important to phone us and let us know that your child won't be in and the reason for their absence.   

The NHS has produced a really helpful guide for parents in regards to illnesses and whether your child should be off school.  Click here to visit the webpage and find out more.

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Emergency School Closure Procedures

On extremely rare occasions, the school may not be opening due to emergency closures ... like snow!  We will put the information on our school website - on the top of our home page!  We will also send out text messages to the nominated number and email addresses to notify you of school closures. 

If we are open, but there is snow or ice around, please take care when driving around the local area and also when walking on footpaths.  If at all possible, and it is safe to do so, we will open school. 

If there's snow, we'll most likely ask you to send in the pupils with wellies  and a warm set of clothes, including gloves, and then we will go out on our field.  It's perfect for building snowmen!