Attendance

Please telephone the school before 9.30am if your child is absent.

Forms are available from the school office for planned absences.

If your child has to leave school during the day a parent or carer must sign the signing out book.

Please call at the school office to complete the process: it is important that the office staff know if your child is on or off the premises. If a child returns to school during the day, they must be signed in.

Children’s education can easily be seriously disrupted and parents should consider very carefully before taking their child out of school for a holiday.

The headteacher is not permitted to authorise holidays taken in term time. The school has adopted the Local Authority’s published policy. In accordance with the policy, parents may be fined by the Local Authority if there is persistent absence or time is taken for holidays during term time. Please contact the school office for more information.

Absences which are excessive or cannot be adequately explained will be reported to the Education Welfare Service, who will take appropriate action, since attendance at school is a legal obligation.

Holidays in term time

You are required under the Education Act (1996) to ensure your child attends school regularly.  If your child accrues 10 consecutive sessions of unauthorised absence you may be liable for a penalty notice (one days absence equals two sessions and a five day absence is equal to 10 sessions).

An unauthorised absence is any absence that the Head teacher has not given permission for or where an explanation has not been provided by the parents.

Parents must complete a request for absence from school in exceptional circumstances form and submit this to the school, allowing for sufficient time to enable the school to consider the request and inform parents of the decision.

Where parents do not follow the school’s procedures of submitting a request and simply remove their child without seeking prior approval, a warning may not be given and you may be liable for a penalty notice.

If your request is declined or you do not follow the correct procedure and you still take your child out of school each parent within your household may be issued with a £60 penalty notice for each child you have taken out of school. If a penalty notice remains unpaid after 21 days it will increase to £120. If after 28 days it remains unpaid you may be summonsed to appear before Magistrates to explain why your child has unauthorised school absences and you may be liable for a fine of up to £1000.

Copies of the absence from school for exceptional circumstances request form with the information for parents, the revised referral form and the revised code of conduct are available to download below.

Further information, circulated by the local authority, can be found in the policy below:

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‘The EYFS department are a brilliant group of teachers and we will miss them greatly.’

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‘So pleased with my child’s progress at Carr Lane. Can’t believe how far he has come in 2 years! The staff are incredibly caring and lessons are well thought out.’

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‘She enjoys going to school and takes every task on with her own enthusiasm and enjoys all subject areas.’

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‘I would definitely recommend Carr Lane Primary school to any parent. As a mum I have loved the welcoming, friendly, family style attitude that has let us join in with trips, teaching, helping, mums races,PFA etc. I will truly miss being part of the Carr Lane family team and want to thank everyone over the years for contributing so much to my boys educational journey. Well done to you all and thank you again.’

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‘Both of our girls who are five years apart in age attended WCLPS and received a first class education in a safe, caring and inspirational environment. Thank you all so much for this priceless start to their learning journey.’

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‘She is very capable and the teachers have always gently pushed her to excel and achieve her potential. Thank you.’

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‘The teacher has understood his educational needs and given him the environment and support to let him improve. Thank you so much.’

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‘He really has progressed so much since starting school and has become such a confident boy.’

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‘She has enjoyed another year at school and continued to develop academically as well as skipping off into the room happily every morning which is massively important to a parent!’

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‘A happy, content little boy — a product of your environment. Our continued thanks.’

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‘Couldn’t have picked a better school!!’

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‘He has been very enthusiastic about his school work and enjoyed every moment of his time.’

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‘What an amazing start for him at Carr Lane I can’t thank you enough.’

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‘He has not only developed in his ability but in his confidence!’

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‘My son has left Carr Lane a confident, happy pupil with a large circle of friends thanks to all of the wonderful opportunities and experiences that the fabulous team at Carr Lane have provided over the years. It’s a wonderful school with a great community feel and I am proud to be a Carr Lane parent.’

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‘She has loved the musical opportunities in the form of singing.’

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‘The patience & understanding of the staff has been amazing!’

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‘We have had 3 children go to Carr Lane School and their years there have been extremely happy, our eldest moved from another school to Carr Lane in Year 1 when we moved house and it was the best decision we ever made. He became a happier boy overnight and started to enjoy school. I would have no hesitation in recommending this school to another parent.’

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‘Willerby Carr Lane is a fantastic school, with nurturing and caring staff who strive to support the children in achieving their full potential. I would have no hesitation in recommending this as a school to any parent.’

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‘All the foundation staff are amazing and he has loved every minute!’

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‘All of the staff at Willerby Carr Lane work together to create a happy and welcoming environment for children to learn, develop and grow into confident, well rounded children.’

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‘He loves school and I feel that he has been pushed which is good.’

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‘I love the experiences that he gets by being a Carr Lane Pupil and thoroughly recommend the school.’

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‘I have been particularly impressed with the way in which Care Lane teach the non core curriculum subjects such as DT and music. The children get a really great deal at Carr Lane with a carefully crafted curriculum from Caring and expert staff. Thank you.’

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‘He has been happy every day and enjoys school.’

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‘We have two children at the school and we never hear any complaints about the school from them and I can honestly say all the teachers have been superb.’

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‘She is always so keen and happy to go to school.’

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‘Great education, help when needed, high standards, feeling secure, great environment to learn and a great team of staff and Head Teacher.’

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‘He has developed in every area and the progress that he has made has been outstanding!’

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‘A very warm and friendly school who have loved and nurtured my daughter.’

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‘The teaching staff really understood my child and how to get the best out of him.’

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‘Teachers have been supportive and helpful and he has done fantastically with his learning in all aspects!’

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