Turney School Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance and Punctuality

You can only allow your child to miss school if either:

  • They’re too ill to go in.
  • You’ve got advance permission from the school.
  • It is important that all pupil absence is reported to the school office on the first morning of absence. The school office opens at 7.00am.

    It is a legal requirement that all parents and carers report when their child is absent from school, whatever the reason, giving details of when and how long their child is likely to be absent.

    Unauthorised absences will be investigated by the school and where absences cause concern, they will be referred to Educational Welfare Services.

    Holidays in term time

    You have to get permission from the head teacher if you want to take your child out of school during term time.

    You can only do this if:

  • You make an application to the head teacher in advance (as a parent the child normally lives with.)
  • There are exceptional circumstances.
  • It’s up to the head teacher how many days your child can be away from school if leave is granted. If you do really need to take your child out of school during term time you must make it very clear in your request how the circumstances are exceptional.

    SEND Transport

    Your child is entitled to free transport if they can not walk to school because of their Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or mobility problem.

    For an application please download the appropriate Local Authority Form:

    Lambeth SEND Transport application

    Southwark SEND Travel Application

    Croydon SEND Travel Application