School Attendance

At St. Michael's we aim for all children to the best possible attendance. The leaflet below outlines our procedures for attendance and what to do if your child is too ill to attend school. 

School Attendance Leaflet



Term Time Absence 

As a school, we discourage absences during term time. However, we know there are many reasons why an absence may be requested. All requests received will be given due consideration and parents informed of the outcome of their request. Where a request is not made, the absence will automatically be unauthorised. Absence requests will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. 

Please see the letters and form below for more details. 

Absence Request Letter to Parents

Absence in Term Time Request - form

Cumbria County Council letter re: leave of absence in term time



Working together to improve attendance - DfE May 2022