Attendance is really important to us at Beechwood C of E Primary School.

The more your child attends the more they learn, succeed and make progress both academically and socially. Frequent absence can add up to a considerable amount of lost learning and can seriously disadvantage your child in adult life.

Medical appointments:

Every effort should be made to arrange medical appointments outside of school hours.  If it is necessary for your child to be out of school for this reason, then the amount of time should be minimal and medical proof should be provided. So that your child doesn’t miss out on their learning, we suggest that they attend school either before or after their appointment if appropriate.  

We are aware that illness can happen and that children might need time to recover. The school office should be informed before 8.30am on the first day of your child’s absence due to illness and then each morning (before 8.30am) until they return back to school.  
For children whose attendance becomes of concern because of the amount of illness/medical appointments etc, then school will write advising the Parents/Carers that the Head Teacher will no longer authorise any such absences unless supported by medical evidence.  

Holidays and leaves of absence:

Holidays or other reasons for leave of absences in term time will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. Parents are asked to complete a leave of absence form to inform school that they wish to take their child out of school during time.


Unauthorised absences:

If your child has multiple unauthorised absence, then a referral will be made to the Education Investigation Service could be made which might result in a fine. If you have any concerns or questions about attendance, please feel free to talk to Mrs Adams or Mrs Williams.