Head Teacher – Paula Harwood
Tel : 01280 707050
In our weekly newsletter ‘Bracken News’ you will find details of upcoming events and key dates for your diary. We also share information here about local community events and activities.
Want to know more about what is happening in school? Click on the News Page of our school website for photos and news about what we have been doing.
We are receiving an increasing number of requests for absence and holiday in term time. As you know, we are only able to authorise leave in exceptional circumstances and these cases are considered individually. Any requests for absence should be passed to the office in writing well in advance of the event. All family holiday requests in term time will be recorded as unauthorised.
As always, we monitor attendance closely. Mrs Lewis, our Assistant Head, follows up individual concerns about attendance and will arrange meetings accordingly. ‘Good’ attendance for a pupil is 95% + and attendance which falls below this impacts on learning and overall progress.
In terms of illness, most children battle through colds and sniffles if they are dosed up, but we ask for your support in keeping children off school for 48 hours following the last episode of sickness or diarrhoea. This is essential to prevent the spread of germs for all children and staff.
Should your child require medication within school we would ask that you complete and sign a consent form.
Medication Consent Form