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Unexplained Absence

There have been public cases in the past where schools have been unable to make contact with parents/carers as to why children are off school.


It has transpired that there have been tragic circumstances around these absences e.g. illness of a parent and a child unable to seek help. Therefore, following the advice of a Senior Inspector for Quality Assurance and Child Protection and so that we know where your child is and that you are safe, our procedure for reporting a child's absence and also for children who have unexplained absences from school, are as follows:

If your child is not going to be in school please call the office on 01902 495943 or send a text message by replying to our Moorcroft Wood text messages. Please do this before 9:00am. If we have not heard from you by 9:30am we will contact you to gain a reason for your child's absence. If we are unable to contact you, we will call the emergency contact numbers that you have provided.


If at this point we are still unable to get a response then we will have no other option than to notify the police as your child will then be classed as a 'missing child'.


We will do everything we can to contact you. I am sure that you will agree that your child's safety is paramount to us all.