Report a Child Absent

Parents/ Carers should report a child absent as soon as possible on the first day they are away for illness, injury or medical appointment. If they are going to be out of school for a week or more parents/ carers should contact us again at the start of the second week.

Any unreported absences will be marked as unauthorised in the register.

Is my child too ill for school

For periods of planned absence or leave for other events please follow the link to:

Request a Planned Leave of Absence Form

The school can be contacted by:

Email - office@st-augustines.norfolk.sch.uk
Telephone - 01603 743317

Role Name Contact details
Senior Attendance Lead Gill Harrowven 01603 743317
Attendance Officer / Admin Larraine Russell 01603 743317
Named Governor for Attendance Joseph Zammit 01603 743317

2024 Attendance Policy Quick Guide for Parents


Requesting an Absence  in Term Time

All parents/carers must complete a form at least TWO WEEKS before taking any planned leave during term time.

St. Augustine’s is open for 190 days each year.

10 days schooling makes a big difference to your child. It affects their ability to succeed and the opportunity for them to make friends.

If you have 10 days out of school this will mean your child has only 180 days at school this year. They can only achieve 94.74% attendance which is below the average attendance for a child at this school. Add another 5 days off sick and this will drop to 92.11%.

Please be aware of new updated guidance from 19th August 2024.

You should read the information below before you request an absence.

2024 Penalty Notices regarding absence from school - Guidance for Families

Request a Planned Leave of Absence Form

School Attendance Penalty Notice

CC Code of Conduct for issuing Fixed Penalties regarding School Attendance Aug 2024

St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School
19 West End, Old Costessey, Norwich NR8 5AG

TEL: 01603 743317

FAX: 01603 743833

EMAIL: office@st-augustines.norfolk.sch.uk