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Northmead Junior School

Northmead Junior School


We discourage family holidays or days out in term time. The Governors feel that such absences disrupt the continuity of a pupil's education.

If your child is going to be absent from school due to illness please leave a brief message on the school absent line, 01483 529889, before 9:00am. Please leave a message each day they are absent from school. If we do not receive a message explaining your child's absence from school their attendance will be marked as unauthorised.

Unauthorised absence

There is new legislation regarding absence from school during term time. As from 1st September 2013 we will not be able to authorise any holidays at all. This is Surrey County Council policy. If you chose to take your child out of school for a holiday they will be marked in the register as an unauthorised absence. We will still authorise exceptional leave days for example weddings or funerals. Our attendance is monitored closely by the Educational welfare officer and unauthorised absence can trigger a fine.


Please find below details of our school Attendance Policy. If you require a free paper copy of this policy please contact our school office (01483 529870).

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