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Danesholme Junior Academy



If your child is unwell and unable to attend school, please notify the office on the first day of absence using the phone number 01536 741657.

Holidays during term time

Please be aware that holiday requests in term time can no longer be authorised. Any term time absence can only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.

There may be occasions when you need to take your child out of school during the school day for appointments. Please inform the class teacher of this in advance. All children need to be signed out of school by an adult and will not be allowed to leave the premises alone.

Attendance is monitored on a regular basis by the Principal, Attendance Team and the Advisory Councillors. Our whole school attendance target is 96%. Periods of unauthorised absence can lead to penalty fines issued by the Local Authority.

Pupil absence is monitored weekly and we will write to you if your child's attendance is a cause for concern.  We use a traffic light rating system for attendance: Green = 96% and above; Amber = 93%-95.9%; Red = below 93%.  We will use this rating system in our correspondence with you.