As you will know, there is a legal requirement for parents/carers to ensure that their children attend school regularly. If a child is absent the school should be informed of the reason by telephone, letter or email as soon as possible.
It is appreciated that children may have to attend appointments during school hours. Please advise the school of any appointment at the earliest possible date along with the name of a responsible adult who will collect the child from school. For safety reasons, no child will be allowed to leave the school premises on his/her own during school hours.
To ensure, as far as possible, the safety of every pupil at Greenbrae, parents/carers are requested to notify school of their child’s absence by 9.30 am on the first day of absence.
This may be done by:
- phone call to school (tel 01224 704447)
- signed note handed in by sibling or friend
- oral message to school office by sibling or adult friend
- e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If no communication has been received by school, every effort will be made to contact parents/carers. Should your child’s absence extend beyond the length of time initially intimated, parents/carers must re-contact school as above.
If, for any reason, your child is unable to return to school after lunchtime, it is imperative that parents/carers contact school before the afternoon session commences.