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It is very important that children attend school regularly to achieve continuity in their learning and to reach their full potential. However, we realise there are occasions when your child may need to be absent.


There is a need to keep the school informed about your child’s absence and a decision is made whether the absence is ‘authorised’ or ‘unauthorised’ according to the legislation and guidance set by the Welsh Government.


A pattern of unexplained absences or low attendance levels will be queried by means of a letter from the Attendance Officer. All pupils should achieve attendance of at least 95%- the target set by the Welsh Government.


Miss School-Miss Out!


Excellent Attendance


Expected Attendance


Risk of Under Achievement


Serious Risk of Under Achievement

Below 85%

Extreme Risk of Under Achievement



The School Administrator will telephone you at home on the first morning of absence if a message has not been received by telephone or email. The school should be notified of any infections or contagious illness and the child should not return to school for 48 hours after the sickness/diarrhoea to reduce the spread of infection.


Holidays should be taken during school closure if at all possible. All holidays taken in term time will be recorded as unauthorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. Requests for leave of absence must be made in writing to the Headteacher.


Attendance data is regularly monitored by the Headteacher and Attendance officer. If attendance is repeatedly poor, families may be issued with a Fixed penalty Notice (FPN).