We pride ourselves on the good attendance of our children and at all times encourage children and parents to be punctual.  Good attendance and punctuality are vital to prepare children for the future and ensure they make good progress.

If your child is going to be late or absent, please inform the school office on the first day of absence before 9.30am.  This can be done by telephoning the school, sending an e-mail or via the school app.  If we don’t hear from you before 9.30am then the school office staff will be in touch with you to confirm the absence.

Tibshelf Infant & Nursery School – 01773 872571 – info@tibshelf-inf.derbyshire.sch.uk

Town End Junior School – 01773 872306 – info@townend.derbyshire.sch.uk

We discourage parents from taking children out of school in term-time.  Under government guidance, schools are unable to authorise any absences that are not for exceptional purposes.  Absences that are unauthorised may result in a penalty notice being issued by Derbyshire County Council.

All request for leave of absence are taken on an individual basis and follow Local Authority recommendations.  Leave of Absence Request forms can be completed online via the links below or please contact the school office for a paper copy.

Tibshelf Infant & Nursery School – Leave of absence request form

Town End Junior School – Leave of absence request form

Please see our Attendance Policy for further details – available from the ‘Policies’ section of the website.