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Attendance Information


At Meryfield Community Primary School we are committed to promoting excellent levels of attendance and punctuality, enabling our pupils to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them.


If your child is unwell and unable to attend school please notify the school office by 8.55am on the first morning of absence.



If your child has to leave school during the day we must, for safety reasons, have a request from you and he or she must be collected. Children will never be allowed to leave the premises by themselves during school hours. If they are collected during the day you will be asked to sign them out at the office.




We do not authorise term time holidays as we expect all holidays, visits to see family etc. to take place during the school closure periods. All school holiday dates are published to parents/carers one year in advance.


If you do need to go away in an emergency, there are forms to complete at the school office, which should be completed in advance.


Request for absence If holidays are taken during term time without permission, this could result in a penalty notice and parents/carers could be fined.