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Attendance at Prior’s Mill is very important; it is vital that all children attend school each day and that absence only occurs in serious circumstances. Learning is built upon each day and gaps in learning will make children feel uncertain. This is why at Prior’s Mill we have a minimum target of 95% attendance.

Prior’s Mill  is required to complete registers of children’s attendance every session (morning and afternoon) and any absence must be recorded. Therefore it is essential that you inform us if your child is absent for any reason, preferably by telephoning the school office (01642 650 426). Miss Green in the school office will contact parents of any child who is absent without reason.  A home visit may also be made if it has not been possible to make telephone contact. Persistent absence or absence that has deteriorated will be referred to our Attendance Officer, Mrs Cartwright, and may lead to legal action.

Medical appointments should be made outside of school time wherever possible.

If you need to take your child out of school during term time for whatever reason, you must apply for leave to the school. You will need to explain why it is necessary for your child to miss school and evidence may be requested from you.

Please note that from September 2013, in accordance with changes to the school attendance regulations, Prior’s Mill will no longer authorise holidays in term time except in exceptional circumstances.  Please follow this link for further information:


Please remember that we are here to help. If you are experiencing difficulties with your child’s attendance for any reason, please talk to us. We will do our best to find ways to support you.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.