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Fox Hollies Special School

Fox Hollies Special School

09/01/2023

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please can we remind you of the procedure that needs to be followed with regards to pupil absences for the following reasons:

Illness

Please contact your transport provider and guide to advise that your child is not attending school so transport can be cancelled. NEAT- 0333 241 2745

Please inform school before 8.45am of your child’s name, reason for absence. There is the facility to leave a voicemail 24 hours a day. 0121 464 6566.

If we do not receive a phone call from you advising of your child’s absence due to illness, then the register mark will be recorded as unauthorised which will affect your child’s overall attendance.

Medical Appointments  

Your child will only receive a medical register mark if you have provided school with proof of the appointment. This can be a letter, email, screen shot of text. Letters need to be sent into school so they can be photocopied and returned back to you.

Emails, screen shots need to be emailed to enquiry@foxhollies.bham.sch.uk.

Please ensure school is advised at least 24 hours in advance so transport can be cancelled/re-arranged and so we can ensure there is support/lunch in school for your child when they return from the appointment.

If we do not receive any proof of medical appointment the register mark will be recorded as unauthorised which will affect your child’s overall attendance.

Time off in term time

Time off in term time for holidays/trips/events is not permitted and are recorded as unauthorised. If you need to take your child out of school for any other reason apart from illness or medical appointment. Absences for these reasons may result in a fine in accordance to Birmingham City guidelines, please request a Time off in term time form. This form will need to be completed by yourselves and returned to school prior to the absence.