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Attendance and Leave of Absence
Every minute of every day counts. Eastwood is passionate about our pupils having good attendance and timekeeping. Good attendance and timekeeping are vital life skills; starting off when young creates good habits for later life.
Missing even short periods of time in school causes difficulties for children - not just academically but also socially. The following poster shows the significant impact of even short periods of absence on your child's learning.
Should families have need to take children out of school for any reason, the above policy should be followed. Please contact the school office as soon as possible to discuss any leave of absence request
Please try to avoid booking medical appointments during the school day. GPs, Dentists and other health services are often happy and able to arrange for appointment times for school age children out of school hours. This avoids disrupting learning time for your child(ren). Please contact school to inform us of any appointment times so we can let your child's teacher know.