A student's absence can be described as authorised or unauthorised. It is the decision of the school to authorise an absence following the Maltby Learning Trust policy guidelines. If your son/daughter has a large number of unauthorised absences, you may be referred to the Education Welfare Officer.
Examples of Authorised Absence
Examples of Unauthorised Absence
Medical / dental appointments (1/2 day only)
Tiredness after a holiday
Missing the bus
Concerts or sports events
Caring for family members