St Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


Welcome toSt Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School

Late/Absence Procedures

Parents have a legal duty to ensure that their children attend school regularly and arrive on time.  It is the parents' responsibility to contact the school on the first day their child is absent and only the Headteacher can authorise absence for approved reasons.  These include:


  • Occasional Sickness
  • Pre-arranged appointments


Unauthorised Absence


Absences will be unauthorised for things such as:


  • Persistent non-specific illness
  • Absence of siblings if one child is unwell
  • Oversleeping
  • Confusion over school dates
  • Medical/dental appointments of more that half a day without good reason
  • Child's/family birthday
  • Shopping trip




Holidays during term time will not be authorised and will be recorded as an unauthorised absence on your child's record.