We will, as our pupils are growing and learning with us, care for, support and safeguard them whilst striving to encourage them to be responsible citizens and do the same for each other and their wider community.
We will strive to ignite our pupils’ desire and enthusiasm to learn without limits.
We will aim to encourage our pupils and school community to develop academically and socially which will develop their desire to explore the wider world, skilled and equipped to find out even more.
Parents/carers have a legal responsibility for ensuring that children of compulsory school age receive a full-time
education "suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special education needs that they may have either by regular
attendance at school or otherwise" - Section 7 Education Act 1996.
may be guilty of an offence under Section 444 or 444(1A) of the Education Act 1996. The council may issue a Penalty
Notice or take other statutory action through the courts to secure regular school attendance.
Act for irregular school attendance which is not authorised by the school.
Code of Conduct. There is no right of appeal against the issuing of a penalty notice.
days of the notice being served. The fines are charged per parent per child. Parents/carers may discharge their potential
liability for an absence period by paying the penalty notice. Failure to pay the penalty notice may result in prosecution
in the Magistrate's Court under Section 444 of the Education Act 1996.
result in a more serious penalty.
seek to recover costs. The more serious offence under Section 444 (1A) has a range of sentencing options for the court
to impose on each responsible parent/carer, including: