Queen Eleanor’s School, along with other local schools and Surrey County Council, firmly believe that all pupils benefit from regular school attendance. Full and regular attendance at school is crucial for a child’s future life chances and establishes a positive work ethic early in life. To this end we will do all we can to encourage parents and carers to ensure their children achieve maximum possible attendance and that any problems that prevent full attendance are identified and acted on promptly.
Pupils will be expected to achieve 100% attendance but when absence is unavoidable, parents and carers are required to inform the school at the earliest opportunity.
Research has shown that, for all students, regular attendance at school is the key to an individual’s social, emotional and educational progress and attainment. At QE, we will insist that parents and carers ensure that their children achieve maximum possible attendance and that any problems that prevent this are identified and acted on promptly.
Full attendance secures for each child their entitlement to be safe, to enjoy their education and to achieve their potential, to be healthy, to participate fully in their community and to achieve long term economic well-being.
We realise there may be occasions where you have to take your children out of school for a variety of reasons. If you know this in advance, please complete a leave of absence form and return it to the office for authorisation by the Headteacher.
The form can be downloaded from the link below.