As a school, we seek to provide a catholic environment in which all young people can flourish as a member of a happy, caring and safe community. It is therefore our goal that pupils attend school regularly and on time making the most of all the opportunities available to them.
By attending school regularly pupils have a greater chance of making friends, to feel included, have better social skills, confidence and self-esteem. Excellent school attendance has also been shown to have a direct impact on a child's academic attainment.
Unless exceptional circumstances apply, the only legitimate reasons for an absence to be authorised by ourselves as a school are as follows:
Illness of your child
Death of a close family member
Urgent medical or dental appointments
If your child is unwell then it is important that
the school knows about it. You should contact the
school office on 029 20593465 and, if no one is
available, leave a message on the absence line. If your child is likely to be absent for more than one day then you should give an indication of the number of days likely to be missed.
If a pupil has an unauthorised absence for five or more days, parents may face a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN).