Attendance

The school promotes excellent school attendance, recognising the clear links between attendance and attainment, and attendance and safeguarding children. Our aim is for all the children on roll to attend school every day, provided that they are fit and healthy enough to do so.

Parents or carers are asked only to withdraw their child from school if it is absolutely unavoidable. For more details, please see the school’s Attendance Policy on the policies page.

If your child is absent from school and we have not heard from you, we will call the adults listed on your emergency contact list.  Please ensure this is up to date.

Illness

If your child is not well enough to attend school, please let us know by 8.40 am on the day by telephone (01865 311064) or e-mail (office.3835@ss-philip-and-james.oxon.sch.uk). The school may ask about your child’s illness, as serious contagious diseases such as chicken pox might have implications for other children and their families.

Is My Child too ill for school? Find NHS guidance here.

View our Covid-19 flow chart here.

Medical appointments

We would expect medical and dental appointments to take place outside school hours, but if children do need to be taken out of school to attend such appointments please sign them out at the School Office when they leave and then back in again when they return.

Lateness

If your child is late for school and misses registration, please sign your child in at the School Office.

Any other absence

If, exceptionally, you know that your child is going to be absent from school for any period of time (even if it is only part of a day) please seek the Headteacher’s authorisation in advance by e-mailing the school office. The Government and the school wish to discourage pupils from missing lessons whenever possible and ask parents to take family holidays during school holidays.