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Absence Procedures


Attendance at Rosehill

We aim to provide a positive, welcoming and supportive environment within our schools and our classrooms.  We emphasise to parents and pupils the importance of regular attendance and punctuality and we aim to offer a consistent approach to attendance matters through the implementation of procedures to record and follow-up pupils’ absences and lateness, as well as praising and rewarding excellent and improved pupil attendance.

What should I do if my child can’t attend school?

Parents/carers should inform the school office at the earliest opportunity.  This can be done via the School Office number 0161 343 8485, where a message can be left to explain the reason for the absence. Alternatively, you can email to explain the reason for your child's absence. 

If no contact is made before 9:30am by the parents/carers, a telephone call will be made by the school Attendance Officer and if no contact is made, a home visit may be carried out.

If no contact is made, then the school will unauthorise the absence, unless a valid reason or further information e.g. medical evidence is provided.

It is at the discretion of the school whether absences are authorised and what codes should be used on the register.

Can my child go on Holiday during term-time?

You must make sure your child gets a full-time education that meets their needs (for example if they have special educational needs)

No holidays will be authorised during term time.  If you feel there are exceptional circumstances, you will have to get permission from the head teacher.

You can only do this if:

  • you make an application to the head teacher in advance (as a parent the child normally lives with)
  • there are exceptional circumstances

It’s up to the head teacher how many days your child can be away from school if leave is granted.

To make an application for Leave of Absence in Term Time, please complete the form below:

Leave of Absence in Term Time 

My child has a medical appointment, what should I do?

All medical/dentist appointments should be made outside school hours. If this is not possible, evidence of the child’s appointment must be shown to the school office before the child leaves school for the appointment. Advance warning of all appointments is preferred.