Furze Down School

Furze Down School

A Specialist School for Communication and Interaction

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Verney Road, Winslow, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3BL


01296 711380

Reporting Pupil Absence

Reporting Pupil Absence

Leave of absence:

Parents are strongly advised to avoid taking their children on holiday during term time. Parents do not have an automatic right to remove their child from school during term time for the purpose of a holiday and should be made aware that if their child is absent for 10 school days they will miss 5% of their education during that academic year. 

The Department for Education’s drive to improve pupil attendance across the country means that we are unable to authorise any absences for holidays in term time, therefore all holidays within term time will be logged as unauthorised. In such cases the school may refer the matter to the County Attendance Team who may issue a penalty notice. 

Illness / other absence:

The school undertakes to follow up any unexplained absence as quickly as possible and the support of parents is vital. We ask all parents to contact the school by 9.30am on each day that their child will not be attending.

Please report pupil absences on 01296 711 380 or on via office@furzedownschool.org.uk.

Our attendance policy can be found Policies section. Link to Policies

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