Chester-le-Street CE Primary School


Attendance and Punctuality 


Attendance Matters

It is vital that all children attend school for as many days as they can over a school year. We understand that children will get poorly and need to take time off when they are ill.  We ask parents and carers to consider carefully when you should should keep your child off school. Please check the link below for guidance.

We ask that you let us know by phoning the school office when your child will be absent from school. 

If your child's absence from school is planned please complete a Leave of Absence Form which is available from the school office or can be downloaded

 Leave of Absence Request

Guidance from Local Authority - Can I take my child on holiday during term time? 

Local authority guidance

Factsheet - Penalty Notices to address poor attendance at school