Manor Field Primary School

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Attendance

The Designated Attendance Lead: Miss Daisy Bailey

Attendance and Administration Officer: Mrs Andrea Hewitt

Link Governor: Mrs Lisa Widdows 

At Manor Field Primary School, we recognise the importance of regular school attendance as a key factor in promoting the welfare, social inclusion and achievement of pupils.  Children should attend school every day and arrive on time.  Our doors open at 8.45am which allows children 15 minutes to settle into school before being seated in the classroom for registration at 9.00am. 

If your child is too unwell to attend school their absence should be reported via the StudyBugs app.  

Please download from the stores below:

      

If you are unable to access the app then please contact the school on 01444 233368 using option 1 or email office@manorfield.w-sussex.sch.uk.  This should happen as early as possible on the morning of the first day of absence and for each subsequent day thereafter.

Absence from school

If your child is unwell please either;

  • telephone the school, selecting option 1, and report the reason for absence
  • notify us on Studybugs
  • email the school office (office email or use the 'Contact' tab on our website)

as early as possible but no later than 9am.

If your child is off for more than one day you are expected to notify us each day of absence.

Children with Vomiting and diarrhoea are to be kept off school for a minimum of 48 hours after the last bout of illness.  They may only return to school a clear 48 hours after their symptoms disappear.

Medical Appointments

Every effort should be made to arrange medical and dental appointments outside of school hours.  We appreciate that this is not always possible, so in these cases the appointment letter should be taken to the school office for a copy to be taken for our records.

Holiday Requests

Holidays during term time must be requested using a Request for Authorisation of Absence Form and can only be authorised by the Headteacher under exceptional circumstances, and this will be very rare.  Parents who decide to take a holiday without the Headteacher’s permission will incur unauthorised absences for their child and the absence may be referred to the Pupil Entitlement : Investigation Team for their consideration as to whether a Fixed Penalty Notice should be issued.

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