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Reporting An Absence

Reporting An Absence

First day of absence:

A child not attending school is considered a safeguarding matter. This is why information about the cause of any absence is always required.

If your child is absent you must:

Contact us as soon as possible on the first day of absence and explain the reason by:

  • Telephone 01252 323910 and leave a message on the absence line
  • Telephone 01252 323910 and speak to a member of the office staff
  • Email adminoffice@marlborough.hants.sch.uk
  • Call into the office and inform a member of the office staff in person
  • Write a letter that must reach us on the first day of absence before 9.00 am (all messages will be checked between 8.30am and 9.15am)

If your child is absent we will:

  • Telephone or text you on the first day of absence if we have not heard from you; This is because we have a duty to ensure your child’s safety as well as their regular school attendance
  • Invite you in to discuss the situation with our Attendance Officer and/or Deputy Head Teacher if absences persist
  • Refer the matter to the Hampshire’s Attendance Legal Panels if absence is unauthorised and falls below 90%
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