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Reporting Absence

Full attendance and good time-keeping at school are an excellent preparation for life. Chilwell School is proud of its very good record of attendance. In order for your child to reach their full potential, it is important that absences are kept to a minimum. Any child with an attendance rate below 95% will be subject to specific interventions from the school and parents may be expected to attend a meeting with school to draw up a plan of action.

What should my child do if they arrive late to school?

All pupils who arrive after 9.05am must sign in at Student Services. The number of minutes late will be recorded and a detention will be set for the end of the same school day.

What should I do if my child is too ill to attend school?

If your child is too ill to attend school, please ring as soon as possible on 0115 9252698. Please continue to ring on each day that your child will be absent from school.

Please send a letter explaining the absence, when your child returns to school.

Can my child have time off during term time?

The Government are very clear about this: time can only be taken off school under EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES. If you feel that such circumstances apply you must write directly to the Head with your request.