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Red Oaks Primary School
Reporting Absences and Holiday Requests

If your child is ill please keep him/her at home until he/she is fully recovered.

Please email the school if you need to keep your child at home. Please include your child's name and class and the reason for their absence.

The school has a computerised attendance system and it is essential that all absence is supported by a note, email, verbal message or telephone call.

Any unexplained absence will be termed as ‘unauthorised’.

Due to legislation from September 2013, head teachers are unable to authorise holidays in school time unless there are special circumstance. Unfortunately, this does not include cheaper holidays, celebrations (other than religious), surprise events, visiting relatives, unavailability of flights or work constrictions of parents. The school recognises the importance of family holidays but this is out of our control. From January the school will be sending penalty notices for anyone who takes their children out of school during term time unless it has been authorised. The money from all fines is returned to the Local Authority.
Download the Holiday request form here.

Download our Attendance Policy
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Red Oaks Primary School, Redhouse Way, North Swindon Learning Campus, Swindon SN25 2AN
Tel: 01793 493920 Email:

Red Oaks is strongly committed to protecting and safeguarding children and expects all staff and volunteers to embrace this commitment.

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