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Newton Primary School

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Late/Absence Procedures

We expect good attendance from pupils which is important in order to maximise each child’s learning

and progress for this reason as of September 2013 no absence for normal family holidays will be

authorised but the school office still needs to be advised in advance if your child will be absent from school.


Authorised Absences

Include illness and medical appointments when school is informed by phone or in writing.


Unauthorised Absences

Include any absence for which permission has not been granted and school has

not been notified of the reason for the absence.



If your child is ill and unable to attend please remember:

  •  to phone school on the first day of absence by 9.30am at the latest
  •     messages can only be accepted from parents or a responsible adult


A letter will be sent to parents if we are not informed of the reason for absence, as we need this for our




If your child is late to school for any reason it is important that a responsible adult reports to the school office after bringing the child into school through the front entrance. They will then be signed into school by a member of the school staff.


If you need to take your child out of school prior to the end of the school day, the child will be

signed out of school by a member of the school staff.

Is your child at school today?