Our aim at Oakleigh is that all pupils work towards full attendance.

We take attendance very seriously as we know children who attend school make excellent progress.

If you child is not in school for any reason please follow the guidance below.

Holidays in term time
Under legal guidance school cannot give leave for holidays. Please do not book holidays in term time. The children have 13 weeks holiday from school each year. If there are exceptional circumstances and you need to book a holiday or leave the country in term time, please contact the headteacher, using the form below.

What to do

  • Please contact the school directly before 9am each day to report an absence giving the reason for the absence. Please press 0 for the school office and if no-one is available to take your call you can leave a message 24 hours a day
  • You can also pass messages to school about your child’s attendance via the bus escort or driver but it is very busy in the school in the mornings and the message may not be given.
  • Please send any medical appointment letters or cards in with your child. We will take a copy and return the original back to you.
  • If your child has an appointment during the day they should still attend school before or after the appointment.
Click here for Application for Special Leave of Absence