A pupil shall not be considered to have an unauthorised absent from school...
1 - At any time when he/she was prevented from attending by reason of sickness, (as described under the sickness tab) or any unavoidable cause.
An unavoidable cause is an incident of a serious nature in the immediate family of the child concerned.
Where something of this nature has occurred, we ask that the family contact the school at the earliest opportunity, so that the school can provide support, the length of absence from school can be agreed and that the pupil can be correctly registered.
2 - On any day exclusively set apart for religious observance by the religious body to which the parent/carer belongs.
The school recognises all religious beliefs and actively seeks to support families on these occasions.
Where a family wishes to exercise this entitlement, the school asks that the family contact the school in writing at the earliest opportunity, requesting a religious observance day, so that the length of absence from school can be agreed and that the pupil can be correctly registered.