Full attendance is extremely important to each student’s success and at English Martyrs' Catholic School we expect students to attend fully during term time. Students with 100% attendance receive Attendance Certificates at the end of each term. It is the policy of the governors not to authorise holidays during the school term.

Where unauthorised holiday is taken this is referred to the Education Welfare Service and a Penalty Notice may be issued.

It is school policy to send home attendance graphs regularly for those students whose attendance falls below 95% whatever the reason for the absence and to work with parents of students whose attendance is a cause for concern.

If a student is ill and unable to attend school, parents should telephone the school (0116 2428880) between 8.15 and 8.45 and leave a message. The school operates a policy of telephoning parents if their child has not been registered.

In the case of absence, a letter or note in the students’ diary explaining the reason should be given to the student’s form tutor on return to school. A phone call to the school is also acceptable.


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