As a parent/carer it is your responsibility to notify the school on each day of absence, by calling 0844 239 3376 (local rate number), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents are reminded that dental and medical appointments should, wherever possible, be made out of school hours.
It is the duty of a parent/carer of a child of compulsory school age to secure their education by regular attendance at school. Following changes to the law a number of local schools, including Denefield, have implemented the use of Fixed Penalty Notices in relation to unauthorised absences during term time. West Berkshire’s Code of Conduct for issuing Penalty Notices in respect of unauthorised absence from school allows for the issue of a fine where a student is absent for five school days or more.
For a student self-certification form please click here
For the current Denefield School guidelines please click here
For the current West Berkshire guidelines please click here