Please notify the school regarding your child’s absence preferably by telephone message by 9.30am on first day. If notification is not received, we will text you and, if not available, others listed on your child’s sheet. Authorisation for absence during term time is only given in exceptional circumstances. To request an absence you will need a form available from the school office. Unauthorised absences are recorded. Fixed Penalty and Persistent Late Arrival notices may be served by Plymouth City Council on parents whose children are persistently absent or late or who take their children out of school without authorisation. If a large number of unauthorised absences mount up, there may be legal proceedings.