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Children should not be at school if they have been unwell, as they need time to rest and recover.
You must notify us if your child is unable to come to school due to illness or other appointments. Please do this at your earliest convenience, if we are not notified we will follow up all absences with a small form.

In line with all schools from September 2013, the Department of Education has informed us that schools are no longer able to grant leave of absence for holidays in term-time. Children will not be allowed any term time holidays. The Priestlands Pyramid of schools, to which both Pennington schools belong, will have the service of an Education Welfare Officer who will support us in tackling persistent absenteeism in some pupils.

We celebrate children who have been at school every day for a half-term during a special assembly, where they are awarded with an 'Attend-Ants' certificate.
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