At Burpham Primary School we our proud of our high levels of attendance and appreciate the support of parents and carers in maintaining this.
The school staff, alongside the Local Authority, firmly believes that all pupils benefit from regular (i.e. 100%) school attendance. We know that every day lost to education can have a serious impact on children’s attainment and overall progress in school. As a staff we do all we can to encourage parents and carers to ensure that the children in our care achieve maximum possible attendance and that any problems that prevent full attendance are identified and acted on promptly.
Please note that the Headteacher may not grant leave of absence during term-time unless in "exceptional" circumstances. The fundamental principles being that "exceptional" should be rare, significant, unavoidable and short. Any leave of absence during term-time needs to be agreed in advance by the Headteacher using the leave of absence request form. Further information and guidance is included in our attendance policy.
If your child is unwell, please either call or email the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 9.00am. If your child has been absent due to sickness or diarrhoea, they can return to school if they have been clear of symptoms for 48 hours.