Attendance

 If your child is going to absent from school or pre-school, please ensure you call the school office on 01327 702783 to notify them, on the day of absence. We also have a voicemail service so if you call out of hours, please do leave a message and we will call you back. We do check for messages on arrival each morning. 

We ask that you please call in daily to notify us, if they are going to be absent longer than a day, to keep us up to date with how they are. 

Failure to report absence results in an unauthorised absence mark which does affect your child's attendance. Good attendance of 95% or higher is expected at St James Infant. 

The school does not authorise term time holidays.  Any application for leave must only be in exceptional circumstances and our Headteacher and Attendance Officer would not be expected to class any term time holiday as exceptional. Parents can be fined by the Local Authority and the initial Fixed Penalty Notice of £60.00 will be issued to each parent for each child (i.e. two parent family, two children = £240.00). Please see the attached policy for further information.