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St. Michael's C of E (VA) Primary School

Apton Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. CM23 3SN
Tel: 01279 652607   Fax: 01279 654253
Headteacher: Mrs L. Dale

Information about School Closures

Hertfordshire have a new Schools Closure Notification System. All parents will need to sign up to this system to ensure that in the event of school having to close (which is very rare!), we can get the message out quickly to our families. This will replace any previous similar notification systems.

Registration is very simple, just click on the link below and go to ‘sign up’.

You will need to click on ‘sign up’ on the right hand side of the page, at the top. From there, follow the instructions given.  It should take no more than 5 minutes to register and you can edit your information at any time should you change your mobile number or email address.

Absence  Procedure
We aim to have very good attendance for all pupils at St Michael’s. However, if pupils are unwell they should not be in school. We do not have medical facilities or a school nurse on site. Also, when the children are unwell the people they want most, naturally, are their own parents.

To enable us to complete registers accurately and carry out our safeguarding functions, it is vital that you communicate information about absence as soon as possible.

When your child is absent it is important to call the office to inform school between 8.30 and 9.30 a.m. on the first day of absence. Another call on the second day would be appreciated to inform if the absence is likely to be longer term. If your child is away for 3 or more consecutive days please write a brief note or send an email giving the reason for the absence. This can be handed in by your child to the class teacher or emailed to the office on the first day back at school. Absence for longer than a week due to illness may require a Doctor’s note.

Holidays in term time:
These will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. Please avoid if at all possible. If you are planning to take children out of school for during term time, for any reason, you must write to the headteacher either by letter or email giving details/reason.


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