Southminster 8570

Attendance and punctuality

Regular attendance is essential for a child’s development and continued progress. Should your child be absent due to illness, the academy must be informed on the first day of absence. This can be achieved by phoning the attendance line on is 01621 773435. It would be helpful if parents could also give an indication of the expected length of absence.

On the child’s return to academy a note must be provided explaining the reasons for the child’s absence. If a child is absent for 5 consecutive academy days, a note from the child’s GP is required. If the academy does not receive a note from the parent/GP, these absences will be marked as unauthorized.

It is a legal requirement that parents explain all absences. If there is no explanation forthcoming, then the academy will seek a response by contacting the parents directly. If the child’s absence continues to be unexplained, the Attendance Co-ordinator will pursue the issue. If the absences are considered to be too frequent or the reasons given are unacceptable, then a referral will be made to the Education Welfare Officer who may decide to take legal action.

To report an absence, please call our attendance line 01621 773435

Contact Us

Southminster Church of England Primary School
Burnham Road, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7ES

T: 01621 772409 • E: admin@southminster.essex.sch.uk

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