Good attendance at school is a pre-requisite for all children at Rockcliffe CE School. If though your child is unable to come to school due to illness then you must contact the school office between 8.30am and 8.45am each day.  If you do not do this then we will follow up any absences by text and/or by phone.  If we cannot get hold of anyone who can confirm an absence then we will follow the laid down missing child procedures which means that the Police will be called. This is so we know that your child is safe.

Parents are required to keep the school updated of changes to their contact details including mobile and work phone numbers, addresses of all adults with parental responsibility and email addresses.

Attendance updates are sent to all parents monthly.  If a child's attendance falls below our expectations then a conference will be held with parents, the child and (if necessary) a representative of the Local Authority.

Rockcliffe CE School does not, and cannot, authorise holidays in term time.


As we return to school from September fullattendance is once again required.  If your family is isolating after a Covid test then this absence is automatically granted. We do though need to know the start and finish dates of any isolation period.

Update Dec. 2020

The period for isolation is now to be reduced to ten days.  The first day of isolation is usually measured as starting the day before the last contact with the isolated person. This means that the actual isolation period may be fewer than the full ten days in the eyes of parents.  In all cases Public Health England advise schools on the length of time for effective isolation to end.