Absences - A Guide for Parents

What do I do if....

...I know in advance that my child will be away from school, for example for a dental or doctors appointment?

Please make the Academy aware via the Attendance Officer by calling 01636 615000 or emailing

...I wish to take my child away on holiday during term time?

Newark Academy will not authorise any holiday taken during term time unless extenuating circumstances are provided, a leave of absence form can be requested via the Attendance Officer and must be provided more than 4 school weeks before intended date of absence. As per statutory guidance, the academy refer all unauthorised absences in relation to holidays to Nottinghamshire County Council, this may result in parent/carers receiving fines.

...My son/daughter is away from school and no prior notice has been given?

Please telephone the office (01636 615000, press option 1) or email before 8.30am on the first day of absence to provide relevant information regarding the reason, if no information is received a first day absence message will be sent out to priority 1 contact.

Contact should be made on each day of the students’ absence and safe and well checks will be completed when absences are for extended periods of time.

Important Forms for Parents/Carers

Parents can help ensure that the school has accurate contact details by informing the school if there are any changes to phone numbers etc. during the year. Please complete a Contact Information Sheet and return to the school office.

Educational Visit Documentation

Please complete form EV4 for us to use each time your child goes on a visit organised by the school. If any of the information changes please let school know immediately so that we may update our records.

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