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Heacham Junior School

All schools must now distinguish in their attendance registers between authorised and unauthorised pupil absence.  It is therefore important that you let us know the reasons for your child’s absence on the first morning they are away from school if they are unable to attend due to a medical appointment, illness or other unavoidable reason.  When your child returns following an illness, please supply a note.  We will endeavour to contact you on your child’s first day of absence if we have not heard from you.


We are not able to authorise any pupil holidays within term time. If children are taken out of school parents may be issued with a fixed penalty notice, this is a fine of £60 per parent per child which is payable within 28 days.