The Waterloo School

The Waterloo School

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School Absence


Absence Procedure for Sickness

If your child is not going to be in school, please call the office on 02392 255956 or email: before 9.00 am on each day of the absence specifying the reason.

If we have not heard from you by this time we will call the contact numbers provided in order to gain a reason for the absence. 

Click here for a flowchart of the procedures to support your child's attendance.


Requesting an Authorised Absence (Holiday, Medical appointment, etc)

Schools are only able to authorise absence from school in exceptional circumstances.  In making a request for an authorised absence from school you will need to explain why the circumstances are exceptional.  Please note:  There is no general right to authorise absence for a family holiday.  If you take your child out of school without permission the absence will be unauthorised and we will consider legal action.

You are advised not to make any arrangements until your request has been considered.

Please click here for a form to request an authorised absence.  Please complete and return this form to the school office as soon as possible.  Thank you.


Useful information:

Click here for the "Good School Attendance Guide"

Click here for "Information on Penalty Notices for non-attendance at school" leaflet