Attendance and Holiday requests
Children should only miss school if they are ill or have authorisation from the Headteacher. At Windmill Church of England Primary School we believe that children must be in school to learn. We tackle absences from school rigorously and work with the local authority to ensure children are always in school so that they can succeed.
Where possible, children should attend medical appointments outside of school time or in the school holidays. We understand that sometimes this is not always possible. On these occasions, parents should bring an appointment letter or card to the school office at least one day before a child will be absent from school.
If your child is so ill that they must be absent from school ,you are asked to telephone the school; 01924 470555 before 9.15am to explain the absence. If you are unable to contact us on the day of your child’s absence, a written note should be sent with your child on their return. We may contact you to find out why your child is not in school.
A request to take your child out of school for a holiday in term time should be made directly to the Headteacher. There is a simple form to complete which is available from the school office or can be downloaded below. You will receive a response to your request in writing. Please note that Headteachers are only able to authorise leave of absence during term time if there are exceptional circumstances.