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Absence Procedure - Update April 2015

At Boyton School, we take safeguarding of the children who attend, as our highest priority. In order that we ensure children are safe at all times, we will follow the following procedure if we are not contacted regarding a child's absence from the school:


  1. If a child is absent at 9am when the register in Class 2 closes or 9.05am when Class 1 register closes, and no contact regarding child's absence has been made,  school will ring the home number on the pupil contact card to enquire about why the child may be absent.
  2. In the event of this not getting a response or no one is at home, the school will phone a second number on the contact card, often a mum or dad, to enquire about why the child may be absent and leave a message.
  3. If by 9.15am, no reason for the childs absence can be clarified, the school will ring the emergency contact number on the contact card to make enquiries.
  4. If by 9.20am, no reason has been established why a child is absent, the school will phone County support lines for advice and to make them aware of the situation. 


Please note, it is the responsibility of parents and carers to notify school of a child being absent BEFORE 8.50am when the school day begins. This is an essential measure we take to ensure the safety of all children.