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Attendance, Absence & Punctuality

At Essendon, we believe that good attendance at school is of the greatest importance in securing the best possible outcomes for children, and as such, we take pupil's attendance very seriously.

Detailed information on the school's approaches to securing good attendance can be found in our Attendance Policy in the "Policies" section of this website.

Requests for a leave of absence can be made by downloading and submitting the form below. Please be aware that the decision to authorise an absence will be made at the Headteacher's discretion, and  will usually only be grantedin exceptional circumstances. The Headteacher's decision is final. Term-time holidays will never be authorised under any circumstances.

Punctuality is important at Essendon. Morning school begins at 9 am.  Children can be dropped at school between 8.40 and 8.50 am.  School doors are closed at 8.55 am and any child arriving after 9 am will be marked as late.

Leave of absence request form

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