Junior School

A school where everyone can succeed

Absence Reporting & Requests

Grange Junior has a duty to provide appropriate education for all students who attend. Parents/carers have a legal obligation to ensure that children receive an education by regular attendance at school.

If you need to report that your child is absence from school, then please call the school office on 02392 581172. Please make sure you include your child’s name, class, reason for absence and estimated day of return.

A pupil's absence MUST be reported prior to 09:00 am on the day of the absence.


Please note that if you do not report an absence by 09:00am you may be contacted via text message and if we do not have a reason then this will be marked as unauthorised on your child’s attendance record.


We ask that where possible you do not book routine medical appointments during the school day. Where this is not possible, please ensure that your child attends school both before and /or after the appointment time.


For any planned absence, you must submit a Leave of Absence Request Form in good time.


If you take your child on holiday, it will be recorded as unauthorised absence in all circumstances, and Penalty Notices will be issues in accordance with Hampshire County Council’s Code of Conduct.

Leave of Absence Request Form