Attendance

Taking Holidays During School Time

Your child has a right to a full education at Castle Hill Infant and Junior Schools and research strongly indicates that absence from school has a detrimental effect on a pupil’s attainment.

  • There are 175 days (weekends and school holidays) available to use for appointments and holidays
  • There are 190 statutory school days in one year which your child needs to attend
  • The school will not authorise any holidays during term time

To make satisfactory progress and establish good relationships with others, children must attend school regularly.

Parents must notify the school by phone in the event of illness on the first day of sickness. When absence is unexplained, after three days, the school will initiate enquiries. We contact parents on day one if we have not heard from them.

We contact all parents if a child does not show at school and we have not been informed as to why.