Parents should contact the School Office as soon as possible on the first day of an illness. Children with any sickness or diarrhoea should be clear for at least 48 hours before returning to school (please see our 'Medicines in School' policy on our website for more information)
Taking holidays during the school term is not an entitlement and is not authorised by the school. Permission for leave of absence other than illness must be sought from the Head Teacher and is granted only in exceptional circumstances, in accordance with the school’s Attendance Policy (see the school website).
Any student arriving in school after registration has been taken will be recorded as ‘L’ (late). If they arrive after registration period has finished they will be recorded as ‘U’ (unauthorised absence). At The Pines, registration begins at 9.55 and registers are closed at 9.10. Any child who arrives after 9.10 will be categorised as U (unauthorised absence). Unauthorised absence at the beginning of the day is particularly damaging to a child’s academic and social progress and for this reason will be treated very seriously by the school and the EWO.