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We believe that in order for a pupil to fully benefit from their education, good attendance is crucial. However, there will be times when absence is unavoidable. Please see the attendance letter below for more details on the approach we are follow to manage attendance.

What to do if your child is unable to attend school due to illness

You should inform us by telephone (01548 852009) on the first day of absence before 9.30am.  Alternatively, you can email us at: If you do not supply us with this information, we have a duty to contact you so that we can be sure of the child’s whereabouts as this is a safeguarding measure. If we have concerns over excessive absence patterns through illness we will need to discuss this with parents and carers in order to gain a better understanding of the problems and to offer support – for example by involving the School Nursing Team or Educational Welfare Service.


Devon School absence penalty notices: code of conduct