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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 9am 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, then you will be required to write a letter. Please hand the letter into the school office in advance of your trip.


If holidays are taken during term time without permission,  then this could result in a Fixed Penalty Notice being issued and parents/carers could be fined.