Absence Procedure


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.

Unplanned Absence

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:

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.




Please click on the link below for the Aberdeen City Council Pupil Attendance leaflet:


School attendance Leaflet ’19