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Eggbuckland Vale Primary School & Nursery

Thinkers and Learners

Late/Absence Procedures

The school is required to record all unauthorised absences and report on totals of unauthorised absence. An unauthorised absence is an absence for which the school has received no explanation from the child's parent or guardian, or for which the reason was not satisfactory.

Holidays during term time cannot be authorised except in exceptional circumstances. Cost cannot be considered as an exceptional circumstance.


Further information is available from the school office.


Reasons for authorised absence:

  •  Medical including dental
  •  Compassionate

Children who are late to School must report to the school office so that they can be marked as present.
We hope that this information has been useful to you, but should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.



The full attendance policy is available below.