Absence

Please call or visit the school office as soon as possible to inform us as to the reason why your child is absent. Absence must also be followed up with a signed letter.

If your child has been physically sick, it is advisable to keep your child at home for 24 hours just in case he/she has an infection that could spread to other children.

Absence for any reason other than sickness or medical appointments must be authorised by the Headteacher beforehand.

Absence for holidays in term time will not be authorised by the Headteacher.

Fixed penalty notices will be issued by the Local Authority to parents who take their children on holiday during term time.

If you take your child out of school without previously speaking to the Headteacher, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised.

Unauthorised absences will be investigated by the Barnet Educational Welfare Officer attached to the school.

Thank you for your support in ensuring your child has the best possible education.