Church Road, Dorrington,
Shropshire, SY5 7JL


St. Edward's CE Primary School

Holidays & Absence

To report an absence of your child please telephone the school office on 01743 718462.


The Department for Education (DfE) has requested that reasons for all absences must be recorded and the findings included in statistics. It is essential therefore that the class teacher is aware of the reason for every absence. If it is necessary due to emergencies to make dental or medical appointments during school hours parents are then asked to inform the school office.



If children arrive after 8:55am they should report to the main office so their names can be entered in the register. We ask that parents let school know if children are going to be absent. After taking the register in the morning teachers inform the office of any child who is absent without a reason. If the office has not heard we will call home to check. Also if children have been sick we would ask that parents allow them a 48 hour period after the sickness for recovery so that they do not return to school too early and end up passing the bugs on to others.


Holidays in Term Time

Please note that, should you have to take holidays during term time, authorisation cannot be given. Headteachers are only allowed to authorise a leave of absence when an application has been made in advance, and it is felt to be for an exceptional circumstance. A family holiday is not deemed an exceptional circumstance.

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