The key principles which underpin Castel’s procedures for managing attendance are that:
- Parents and carers have a duty to ensure that their children attend school regularly and punctually in order to get the most benefit from their education
- Regular and punctual attendance at school is key to the academic and social development that will improve the life chances of learners
- Learners who attend school regularly and punctually are less likely to be at risk, both in terms of engaging in anti-social behaviour and in terms of their own health, safety and welfare.
Any absence from school should follow the school’s Attendance and Punctuality Policy which is available on the school website.
The holiday absence request form can be downloaded here.