Boddington C of E Primary Academy

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Attendance and Medical


Children are always disadvantaged when holidays are taken during school time.

From the 1st September 2013, new legislation came into force in respect of attendance at school. The new regulations state that Head Teachers are only allowed to authorise absence in exceptional circumstances. If you require further information on this please contact school. Information on the changes to regulations is also available here - School behaviour and attendance: parental responsibility measures

Research by Charlie Taylor, undertaken on behalf of the Department of Education, has shown that children who miss significant amounts of their education during primary school years go on to have higher levels of truancy during secondary school. A parent's attitude towards attendance is important it affects your child's attitude to attendance which impacts on their subsequent results. The Governors have worked together with the Chenderit Cluster of schools to develop a common policy on Attendance - all of the schools in our area follow this policy.

Our Policy on Attendance 2022-23

Request for Absence Form

Letter to Parents Clarifying Absence Policy


If your child is unable to attend school, please telephone us before 9.15am on the first day of absence or use parentmail to log the absence.

Registers will be called each day by 9.00am and by 1.20pm. If a pupil arrives after the registration period they be registered 'late' for that session.

If a child has diarrhoea and sickness, he/she should not return to school until free of symptoms for a minimum of 48 hours.


When children join us, parents are asked to complete an 'information sheet', giving a daytime contact number to be updated as necessary. These details will be useful if your child becomes unwell or has an accident during the school day. Members of staff are trained to administer first aid if required.

If medicines need to be administered during the school day, parents must complete a medical form issuing clear guidance for staff.

Medicines are administered in line with the LEA directives only.