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Here at Costock C of E Primary we expect children to attend school every day, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so.  Excellent attendance and punctuality is important if children are to benefit from everything school has to offer, and we believe that regular attendance at school is vital for the children to be successful. 

Absence from school during term time

Your child should only miss school if they are too ill to attend or you have got advanced permission from the school.  If you wish to take your child out of school during term time you need to apply for permission from the Head Teacher.  Current government guidance and regulation states that the Head Teacher may consider authorising for a student to be absent from school in exceptional circumstances, however Head Teachers are not expected to class any term time holiday as exceptional.  

Please complete the form below if you wish to apply for permission, ensuring that the request is submitted at least 4 weeks in advance.  A written response will be provided following your request.

Application for missing education


Absence for medical appointments

Current government regulations state that having time away from school for a medical or dental appointment can be classed as an authorised absence.  However, we do encourage you wherever possible to make appointments out of school hours.  Where this is not possible, your child should only be out of school for the minimum amount of time necessary for the appointment.

In order for us to monitor and plan for such absences, we request that you complete the form below and return it to the school office as soon as possible before the planned absence.

Medical Absence Advice Form

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