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All absences must be recorded by school every day. There are different records as follows : -
- Authorised absence - where a satisfactory explanation for the pupil's absence has been given, for example - illness, medical appointments (where evidence is shown), exceptional circumstances such as family bereavement when permission has been given by the Head Teacher.
- Unauthorised absence - where no satisfactory explanation has been given for a child's absence, for example - no contact made or reason given, staying off school due to someone else's illness, a pupil or family members birthday, "we slept in" - arriving at school after registers close will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.
Our absence procedure can be found on the link below.
Fixed Penalty Notices
Where a pupil records 5 sessions of unauthorised absence (2.5 days) school will issue a Penalty Notice Advisory Letter to each parent/carer. If any further unauthorised absences are recorded then a request is made to the Local Authority to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice Fine.
The Local Authorities fine for a Fixed Penalty Notice is £120 per parents, per child. This is reduced to £60 if paid within 21 days.
Further information on all of this information can be found in our attendance policy and/or parent leaflet, which is linked above. Guidance from the Local authority is also referenced above.