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St Catherine's Catholic Primary School

Late/Absence Procedures

There are only 190 school days in a year and every single morning and afternoon session is important for your child.


We acknowledge that a great majority of our families ensure that their children attend school regularly. We are always seeking to improve the attendance of families who continue to take 'term-time' holidays or book optician/dental appointments in school time. 


As a Governing Body, we will be closely monitoring attendance. Ofsted also monitors the attendance of our pupils and compares it with the National statistics.


Please do not make travel arrangements or book tickets until the school has authorised the leave. If leave is taken without prior permission from the school, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised and reported to the Local Authority and could result in a fixed penalty fine or legal proceedings.


It has been shown nationally that children who attend school regularly are more confident socially and achieve higher standards across all areas.


We all want the very best for our children so please remember:




If your child is unable to attend school, please telephone 01768 864 612 after 8:30am to report the absence.