Good attendance throughout the school year is essential for good progress. There are ailments, such as a cold, which do not prevent children from attending. If however your child does need to be absent because of illness, please contact the school office by the start of school and leave a message on the answerphone. Absences for other reasons needs to be authorised by school. Please note that taking family holiday in term time will not be authorised and may lead to a fine being issued.