At Kings Furlong Junior School, we firmly believe that all pupils benefit from regular school attendance.
If your child is absent from school, please phone to let us know as soon as possible and give the reason for their absence. Please phone each day they are away from school.
If your child has sickness and diarrhoea, please keep them at home until 48 hours has passed since their last episode of sickness and diarrhoea.
A helpful guide to whether your child is well enough to go to school is available on the NHS website at https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/parentscarers/worried-your-child-unwell/child-unwell-ok-go-nurseryschool
In line with our Attendance Policy, we will only authorise absence in exceptional circumstances.
If a planned absence is unavoidable during term time, then an absence request form must be completed. These are available from the school office and below link.
Family holidays cannot be considered as authorised absence, in line with Government guidelines.
Parents/carers who take their child out of school without the absence being agreed and authorised by written permission from the school can be issued with a penalty fine. In Hampshire, Penalty Notices are issued when a pupil has had 10 or more half-day sessions (equivalent to five school days) of unauthorised absence, in any 10 school week period. Each Penalty Notice fine is £60 if paid within 21 days of the date of posting and £120 if paid after this but within 28 days of posting.
Parents can also be issued with a fine if their child is regularly late for school. This is where a child is more than 5 minutes late to school on 10 occasions during a 10 school week period.
Further information is available on the County Council website.