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Reporting an Absence

If your child is ill, please call the office by 8:45am on each day of absence, stating a reason for the absence. If you are requesting an absence for any other reason, please see the information and downloadable form below.


Roundswell Community Primary Academy (RCPA) is committed to maximising educational opportunities and achievement for all children. For children to gain the best from their time at RCPA, it is vital that they achieve excellent attendance and punctuality. We strive for 100% attendance for all children. RCPA actively promotes excellent attendance and discourages unjustified absence. RCPA recognises that promoting excellent attendance and punctuality prepares children for the disciplines of both future education and adult working life.

Any absence interrupts the continuity of child’s learning. Government Legislation now states that only exceptional circumstances warrant an authorised leave of absence, please refer to the Department for Education for the latest guidance.  Parents/carers are strongly urged not to take children out of school for holidays during term time.

Even where the circumstances are considered exceptional, please be aware that:

  • Your request will not be authorised during assessment/test periods (Yr1 June; Yr6 May; Yr2 May/June)

  • Your request will not be authorised during the months of September or October for any pupils as this can have a significant effect on a child’s early progress in the year.

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