Regular attendance at school is a major factor contributing to children’s progress, and we strongly recommend that your child only misses school if they are unwell. Absences for family holidays will not be authorised in any circumstances. If your child is absent through illness it is helpful if you can telephone the school (preferably before 9.30am). There is an answer phone where you can leave a message. If you have not been able to notify the school sooner, then please send a note on the child’s return or after three days.