Carville Primary School

 Attendance & Punctuality

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Attendance is extremely important – children only get one chance at school. If your child is ill and can not attend school, please telephone us on the first day of absence with the reason. The telephone number is 0191 2007236. If for any reason you can not contact us, we will telephone you to find out the problem. This is called our ‘First Day Response’.


If you wish to request leave of absence for your child, you must complete a leave of absence form (available from the school office) which must be submitted 6 weeks prior to the absence.


Please note that governors do not authorise holidays during term-time.


The governors support a school attendance target set at 96%

Mrs Lock, School Administrator is responsible for day to day attendance.

Mr Harker, Deputy Headteacher is the Senior Leader responsible for Attendance.​


Please see below for the Leave of Abscence Permission Request Form which you can download, print and fill in. It is essential as it outlines the new penalty notice for taking taking a child out of school on holiday.


Also attached is the 'Attend to Learn Booklet' for your information.


Leave of Absence Request

Attend to Learn Booklet