Attendance

Absence

In the event of absence, please let the school know by phoning on the first day of absence and in writing when your child returns to school. We do have an answer-phone so messages can be left at any time. Alternatively, we can be faxed or emailed at:

Tel: 01287 650689
Fax: 01287 654496
Email: office@skeltonprimaryschool.co.uk

If your child is absent and we have not received an explanation, we will attempt to contact you. If we do not receive a reason for absence within 10 days, the absence will be recorded as ‘unauthorised’.

Please ensure all contact details are up to date so we can contact you quickly if the need arises.

The registers are monitored carefully by the office staff and any concerning absence shared with the Head teacher. The Educational Welfare Officer is a regular visitor in school who scrutinises attendance and picks up referrals. Should penalty notices for absence proceed a charge of £60 within 21 days or £120 within 28 days will be administered.

For further details check Department for Education website under school attendance regulations.