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Parents and Carers, many thanks to all parents who continue to wear face coverings and leaving the site so promptly, it really is appreciated; if we all work together we can beat this virus. Covid is now peaking at Freemantle in the school community so please be vigilant and supportive.
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Church of England Community Academy Trust

Absence Reporting

Reporting an Absence 


Regular attendance is essential for children to realise their full potential. Parents are asked to notify the academy if their child is absent or going to be absent or going to be absent in the near future. The Centre Director is responsible for authorising absences, which they in turn pass on to the Education Welfare Officer. Notification of an absence by a parent/carer is not an official authorisation.

How to report an absence 


The easiest way to report an absence is to use the Parent Mail app from your phone or computer.


Alternatively you can complete the form below. Please include information as possible.


For any medical absences please send a copy of the appointment card/letter/email to

Absence Reporting

Leave of Absence


Parents / Carers do not have any legal right or entitlement to take their child out of the academy during term time.  Regulations state that the Centre Director may only authorise a leave of absence during term time if there are exceptional circumstances.  Leave of absence includes; religious observance, passport/embassy appointments, funerals for example.


This form should be completed as fully as possible and submitted to reception at the academy, with copies of flight/travel tickets.


Applications should be received at least three weeks in advance. 

Copies of this form can be requested from the academy office.