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Attendance

Attendance at St Giles School

Attendance is a priority for St Giles School and also for the Department of Education. We meet half-termly with the Education Welfare Officer to discuss pupil absences, monitor late arrivals and consider support for families that need it. Classroom doors open at 8:45am and the expectation is that all children should be in their classrooms, ready to learn by 8:55am.

When reporting a child absent, please call the School Office on 01743 356579 and leave a voicemail stating your child's name, class and reason for absence. For safeguarding purposes, please continue to report absence for each day your child is not in school.

Our attendance policy can be found here.

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Leave in Term Time

Requests for leave in term-time should be submitted to the Headteacher, using the form below:

Request for Leave of Absence in Term Time

Please note that leave will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances and this will depend on the reason for absence, the time of year, the child's attendance record and current year group. Please ensure that forms are submitted at least 2-weeks before the leave is due to start. Any leave taken, but not approved, will be recorded as unauthorised. 

Details of unauthorised absences will be passed to Shropshire Council’s Education Access Service. The Council may, in the following circumstances, issue a formal Warning, serve a Fixed Penalty Notice or take court action in respect of non-school attendance for this and any future unauthorised absence:

  • Parents have not sought permission from the headteacher before taking their child out of school for a holiday in term time  
  • The headteacher has refused the request but the absence occurs anyway; or 
  • A pupil has not returned to school by the agreed date with no satisfactory explanation  
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