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Shelton Junior School

Together, we learn, trust & succeed.

Absence Reporting


To inform us that you child cannot attend school due to illness, please contact us on 01332 701212. You may leave a message outside of office hours.

The NHS has published a useful guide for parents:

Is my child too ill for school? – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Holidays and Leave of Absence

Leave of absence applications are intended for families where there is an exceptional circumstance that requires a child to be away from school. If you do feel that you have an exceptional reason for requesting leave of absence, please complete a leave of absence form, these are available from the school office.

We are not legally allowed to authorise absence for holidays. Holiday taken during term-time has an impact on your child’s learning and attainment. In line with Government advice, if children are taken out of school without the Headteacher’s authorisation, a penalty notice may be issued.