St Simon and St Jude

Church of England Primary School

Living and learning in the eyes of God

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Absence from School


When your child is absent from school please inform us by telephone, email, in person or by letter explaining the reasons for the absence.  All absences must be reported to the school office on the first day of absence.  You will receive a message from the office if we do not hear from you.

It is very important that all absences are explained.  All unexplained absences have to be recorded as unauthorised.



Children should not be late for school except in emergencies and then we need to be informed of the reason.  Children arriving after 8.35am must report to the office and confirm their lunchtime arrangements.  Children arriving after this time will be marked 'late' in the register.  Any child arriving after the registers closed will be marked as absent.


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