Patterdale C of E Primary School

A loving family in a unique environment

Late/Absence Procedures

Please telephone school as soon as possible if your child is unable to attend in the morning, as unexplained absence will be followed up if your child has not appeared by 9:10am. A brief note/email after the absence to explain the reason for absence from school would be useful for our records. If your child needs to stay in at break times or be excused from PE, games or swimming a note/email to the teacher is also needed.


Absences for family holidays cannot be authorised unless in exceptional circumstances. Unauthorised absences are required to be recorded in accordance with the requirements of the Education (Pupils’ Attendance Records) Regulations 1991. These will then be part of your child’s permanent record.


Please see attached leave of absence document from Dan Barton - Assistant Director - Education & Skills