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Reporting Absence

Absence Procedures for parents/carers

Our Attendance Officer is Mrs Carter and her role is to work with pupils, parents, staff and external agencies to ensure that any barriers to attendance, access or learning in school are removed. Pupils can also make appointments to talk to Mrs Carter about any concerns they may have, and to access appropriate support.

If your child is absent you must:

  • Please contact Longcroft School as soon as possible on the first day of absence selecting the attendance/absence option 01482 862171.
  • Please keep the school informed if your child is going to be absent for more than one day.
  • Provide a written note in your child's planner on the first day they return with an explanation of the absence — you must do this even if you have already telephoned us.

Term Time Holidays

Consistent attendance at school is crucial in your child making good progress in school in all their subjects. Children who have the highest levels of attendance make the most progress. Even a few days of absence can have a significant impact on your child’s learning, as they then must catch up on missed work, whilst making sense of information and skills that may have been taught in their absence. Authorised absence from school may be granted in exceptional circumstances only, and all requests must be submitted in writing with supporting evidence (if required). In all cases, the Head of School must be convinced that absence from school is the only option.