All absences from school are required by law to be authorised by parents. This means that parents should phone into the school office by 9.45am on the first morning of absence and keep the school updated on a daily basis of any further absence. Any absence not authorised in this way has to be recorded as ‘unauthorised’. In a Special School, absence rates tend to be higher than mainstream schools as pupils can have periods of ill health, hospital appointments etc, however the same reporting procedures and expectations of attendance are made of pupils of Foreland Fields School as their mainstream peers.
Parents/carers are required to get permission from the Headteacher to take a child out of school during term time.
This can only be done if:
Exceptional circumstances could include:
Please note, evidence will be required in each case.
It is the decision of the Headteacher how many days a child can be away from school if leave is granted.