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Attendance & Late/Absence Procedures

At St Mary’s CE Combined School we are committed to promoting excellent levels

of attendance and punctuality, enabling our pupils to take full advantage of the

educational opportunities available to them.


We ask our parents and carers to support the school with attendance by:


  • not taking holidays during  term time
  • noticing how much time your child has been away from school
  • showing your child that punctuality matters by getting them to school on time and collecting them on time
  • keeping your contact details up to date
  • keeping the school informed about anything that may affect your child’s attendance.




If your child is unable to attend school, please notify the school office by 9.00am on the first

morning of absence either by phone or email, (01296 482094 or


Messages can be left on the the answer phone, with the child’s name, class and reason for absence.


You then need to contact the school on every subsequent day of absence