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Unauthorised absenses

Unacceptable Reasons for Absence

 • Truancy (absence without knowledge of Parents/Carers)
• Minding the House
• Shopping/running errands (e.g. buying new shoes clothes)
• Looking after sick relatives
• Looking after brothers or sisters
• School clothing in the wash
• Oversleeping
• Head lice
• Birthday
• Parent’s illness
• Children in another school on an Inset Day
• Last day of term
• Child tells the parent/carer that they do not want to go to school
• Holiday: whole weeks and odd days
• Routine medical and dental appointments are discouraged in school time (school are happy to support parents if they are having difficulties obtaining appointments outside of school hours.)
• Translating for family member/ friend
• Any other reason that the head teacher deems unacceptable