We believe that good attendance is essential if children are to take full advantage of school and gain the educational and social skills which will equip them for life. The school aims to achieve good attendance by operating an attendance policy where staff, pupils, parents and the Local Attendance Officer can work in partnership. We will monitor attendance and work quickly to solve any identified problems. The staff will encourage good attendance and will liaise with families and other agencies when this is appropriate. Good attendance is seen as an achievement in its own right.

If your child is ill, please ring the Office on the first day of absence. If you do not ring us, we will ring you to ensure your child is safe. If you need to pick your child up during the day for an appointment, you must come to the school reception to sign your child out of school. As you will be aware there are strict guidelines which we must follow when authorising absence.

If you are booking a holiday please check our latest newsletter or website calendar as school holiday dates can change.

Should the school have to close for any reason we will always endeavour to place a notice on the Derbyshire County Council website as well as inform parents via the text messaging service.

More information regarding term dates can be found on the Derbyshire County Council website.