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Attendance

Before 9:30am, parents/carers are asked to contact the school by one of two ways to report their child absent

Telephone the school office – 01553 773088

Email the Attendance Officer on – attendance@ega.eastern-mat.co.uk

Our expectation is for all pupils to have 95% and above attendance.

Holidays during term time are actively discouraged. Parents are reminded of the effect that absence can have on a pupil’s potential achievement. The current regulations from the Department for Education say that Headteachers/Principals may not give permission for leave of absence during term time for any reason unless there are exceptional circumstances. Parents must apply in advance for permission for any leave of absence.  The necessary form is held at the school’s office and also available to download. 

Routine dentist/doctor appointments should be made outside of school times so it doesn’t affect your child’s learning. Should you need to take your child out during the school day, please let the office know.  Medical evidence may be requested.

If your child needs medication (prescribed or over the counter) to be administered during the school day, please bring it to the office where you will be requested to complete the appropriate form.