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Notes about our Attendance

At Leigh Beck Infant & Nursery Academy we support the DFES Guidance on attendance that: ‘Parents should ensure that their children arrive at school on time, properly attired and in a condition to learn’.


Children should attend school on 190 days (380 sessions). The children are registered twice a day. Any child arriving after registration (8:45am) is marked as ‘Late’. Children who arrive later than 9:30, and who have not previously agreed this, will be marked with an unauthorised mark.

Parents must contact the school office as soon as possible (before 8.45) to inform the school of a child’s absence. The office telephone number is 01268 682322. Absences must be supported by medical evidence whenever possible. Absences of three days or more will be unauthorised unless supported by medical evidence. Parents must also provide a ‘return to school’ letter when their child returns to school stating the reason for absence.

Parents must advise, in writing if their child is going to be absent for any other reason, for example for a medical appointment. This may take the form of an appointment letter, card or text.

Term Time Holidays

Holidays cannot be granted as an authorised leave unless there are exceptional circumstances. A form entitled ‘Application for Leave of Absence’ must be completed and supported by a letter stating the reason for term time absence. If a child is absent for 5 days or more an application will be made to the local authority for the issue of a Penalty Notice.

Term dates are available.

School Policies regarding Attendance.

Full school policies can be viewed using the link or download below.

Attendance Policy

Miss Lewis is our school Attendance Officer. You can contact Miss Lewis at the Front Office.