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Bandon Hill Primary School

Attendance and Absence reporting

Attendance – D'Eyncourt Primary School

It is essential that the school is notified about ALL absences.  We request that parents telephone us by 8:55am on the first day of a child’s absence and again if it extends over 2 days.  If the absence extends over 1 week, medical evidence may be requested.

To report your child absent, the school can be notified before 8:30am on the main telephone number answerphone or by e-mailing:

When sending an e-mail, please put your child’s name and class in the subject box and the reason for the absence in the main message. 

Hospital and Clinic Appointments

When these occur in school time, parents are requested to let the school know in writing as early as possible.  On the day before the appointment, please also write in the contact book, the time of collection, time returning to school and if your child has a school dinner. When collecting your child, please sign them out using the electronic system in the office.

Late Arrivals

Please give your child the best possible chance to succeed by ensuring they arrive on time each day. 

Holidays in Term Time

Legally, there is no automatic entitlement to time off school to go on holiday.  All applications for leave must be made in advance by filling in an absence request form, obtainable from the school office.  Any holiday taken without the agreement of the school, or in excess of that agreed, will be classed as unauthorised.  This could result in parents and carers being issued with a penalty notice.

Attendance Officer

The Borough Attendance Officer visits the school regularly to monitor registers, note absences or late attendance and discuss problems. We are always willing to meet parents to give advice and discuss difficulties.  The Borough Attendance Officer is a valuable link between the school and other agencies. Contact may be made through school or directly through the Education Department on 020 8770 6565.

Late Collections

We offer a school wrap around service which is open Monday-Friday until 6pm. Please speak to the school office for more details on registration and payment.

For further guidance and information, please see our Attendance Policy on our Policies Page