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Attendance/Absence

Regular attendance at school is essential to ensure uninterrupted progress and to enable children to extend their potential.  The attendance pattern for all children is monitored weekly by the school.
We seek to work actively with parents to ensure a regular pattern is maintained.

Non-attendance is an important issue that is treated seriously.  However each case is different and the school acknowledges that no one standard response will be appropriate in every case. Consideration is given to all factors affecting attendance before deciding what intervention strategies to apply.  In every case, early intervention is essential to prevent the problem from worsening. 

If your child is absent due to illness, it is important that you let us know as soon as possible by contacting our absence line on tel: 01530 832656.  If we have not received any contact by 10.00am we will endeavour to make further enquiries.

Any absence from school is detrimental to your child's education and is actively discouraged, particularly family holidays.   If you intend to take your child out of school for this purpose, please complete the 'Holiday Request' form (see below) and email it to the school office on office@new-swann.leics.sch.uk.  Absence of this nature will be recorded as unauthorised

It is essential that parents keep the school fully informed of any matters that may affect their child's attendance.