Absence

 

Coming to school everyday is really important. Regular attendance encourages your child to commit themselves to their leaning and to school life. Children who attend regularly also find peer friendships easier to manage. The school rewards excellent school attendance with special certificates. We do however understand that children get sick sometimes. Here is what you should do.


  1. Sick Absence

  2. Parents must notify the school before 09:15 am if your child will not be attending school that day due to sickness.

  3. Notify the school by phone (01932 843 990), following option 1 or email (info@oatlands.surrey.sch.uk)


  4. Lateness

  5. Arrival at school after registers close at 09:05 am is recorded as a late.


  6. Authorised Absence

  7. All absences, other than sickness, require authorisation from the headteacher and must be requested prior to the proposed absence, using the appropriate form.

  8. The Request for Absence form can be dowloaded and printed using the link below or collected from the school foyer.


  9. Unauthorised Absence

  10. Absences without prior authorisation will be recorded as unauthorised and may result in investigation by truancy officials.


All absences are recorded on the child’s report.