Attendance and Absence

Regular attendance at school is important and Redbridge is determined to improve attendance and to reduce unauthorised absence at all its schools. Since January 2007, Churchfields Junior School has adopted the Redbridge recommended Attendance Policy; absences will be authorised for a maximum of 3 days, and only granted for circumstances defined as exceptional by the policy, (not holidays).

Unauthorised Absence

Parents are advised that on the second day of any unauthorised absence, the Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) will be informed and that you may be liable to a Fixed Penalty Notice fine of up to £120. Unauthorised absence of 10 days or more may lead to a child being removed from the school roll.

Leave of Absence

All requests must be made before the absence and accompanied by a completed form (from the school office). Please read our Attendance Policy for more details.

Welfare

Please do not send your child to school if s/he is unwell, but phone the school on the first day of absence. If a child becomes unwell during the day we will contact you if they have a raised temperature, have been physically sick or obtained an injury that requires a hospital visit. Minor accidents and injuries are dealt with by a trained member of staff and recorded in the Accident Book. All accidents and injuries suffered at school are reported to and monitored by the Governing Body.

We are not able to administer any medicines unless prescribed by your GP, but if your child has any ongoing medical condition or requires medication during the school day please contact the School Welfare Officer to discuss the matter in confidence.

Requests for holiday in term time will not be granted.

Keep your contact numbers up to date in case of emergency.