Report an absence: 01904 798996


Absences and attendance


If your child is ill, please call the school on 01904 798996 as soon as possible and preferably before 9am. There is an answer machine if no-one is available to take your call.


From September 2013 new government regulation no longer allows schools to authorise leave of absence except in “exceptional circumstances”. We will therefore no longer be able to authorise holidays during term time.

If there are exceptional circumstances which mean that you need to take your son or daughter out of school, please make a request in writing explaining the reason or complete the leave of absence form.

Support with attendance

We work closely with City of York to support students and families, working together to ensure excellent school attendance.

Please do read the Going to School: don’t let your child miss out! leaflet produced by their attendance team that outlines support for families, some useful guidance and advice, and information about the legal framework around school attendance.

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