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Attendance and Late/Absence Procedures

If your child is absent for any reason, please contact the school office to let us know. 


Attendance at Morley is very high - usually well above national averages - but we do understand that sometimes absence is unavoidable. We do operate a first day absence 'chase up' procedure if parents do not notify us of absences.


Children are encouraged to maintain good attendance through our weekly class attendance trophy, which is highly prized, and through attendance displays and certificates. Our attendance target for 2019-20 is 97.5%.


All absence requests are logged and parents informed in writing. Holiday absence will not be considered without supporting information which will include the pupil's attendance patterns, and may only be allowed in exceptional circumstances.  Routine medical appointments must be taken outside of school hours, although emergency appointments, and hospital appointments, are allowed as these are exceptional. Please see our attendance policy for more details.

Late procedures


If you know your child will be late to school, please notify the school office and book a school lunch if required as these are ordered from Scargill's kitchens by 9.30am.


Please bring all latecomers to the front door, through the school garden and report to the school office.  Thank you.

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