Attendance and Illness

Should your child be absent for any reason, please ring the school office on 0121 464 5330 as soon as possible. If a reason has not been received after morning registration, a Group Call text message will be sent to parents.

Absences are recorded as ‘authorised’ or ‘unauthorised’. Authorised absences are allowed for the following:

Please complete a leave of absence request form obtained from the school office for all absences other than medical.

Parents no longer have a right to keep their children away from school for reasons other than listed above. Such absences are classed as Unauthorised. Unauthorised absences may lead to fixed penalty fines from Education Welfare Service.

You will receive a record of your child’s attendance each year.


Term-time holidays are not authorised at Dorrington Primary School.

Attendance & Punctuality Policy