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Absence

 If your child is sick or not coming to school for any reason, the school MUST know on the first day of that absence. Please report any absence by 8.45am where possible using one of the below:


Parentmail App - Absence Reporting


Email - attendance@hawkedon.wokingham.sch.uk


Telephone - 0118 966744 press option 1 for the absence reporting answerphone


Please confirm in detail the reason for absence, do not use poorly, unwell or sick. Please click here for information regarding child illness and school attendance.


If you do not report an absence on the day, a text message/phone call will be made asking for the reason for absence. This is part of our Safeguarding Policy to ensure we know where all our pupils are when not at school.

Of course we understand that there are occasionally reasons why children may be late to school, however, please remember that it is very unsettling for your child. Persistent lateness will result in further action. If your child is to be late into school or needs to leave for an appointment (copy of appointment card/letter should be shown to the School Office) they MUST be signed in/out of the premises by a responsible adult.


If for any reason you will be late collecting your child please telephone the school office to advise what alternative arrangements you have made. 

If you are planning to take your child out of school for a longer period, such as a family holiday, please complete a Leave Request form at least a month in advance. Absences from school for such reasons are not authorised unless in exceptional circumstances and need to be formally requested to Mr O'Shea, Headteacher.


Please click here for the Leave Request form.

Please take time to read our school Attendance Policy


We are working hard to make sure that our Whole School attendance meets Government guidelines. The Education Welfare Officer monitors absence and lateness, you will be contacted, if attendance falls below 90%.

Last update: 2019-06-24