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Every Day Counts - Attendance Leaflet

Leave of Absence Request Form


In order to reduce unauthorised absences, the Governors of Gade Valley Primary School will be issuing Fixed Penalty Notices from the 1st September 2019, under the following criteria:


  • A penalty notice will be issued with regard to unauthorised absence if a pupil fails to attend school as required without a genuine explanation. A pupil’s absence must have been unauthorised for at least 15 sessions (one session is half day either am or pm) in the previous and/or current term.

    Penalty notices will involve a parent paying a fine of £60 if paid within 21 days, or £120 if paid within 28 days.


  • Failure to pay the fine within 28 days will result in either a prosecution for the offence to which the notice applies, or withdrawal of the notice (limited circumstances apply). Prosecution will be taken by the Local Authority under the Education Act 1996, section 444.


  • The issuing of penalty notices will comply with the code of conduct and practice as determined by the Local Authority


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Child Protection Procedures


Gade Valley follows the statutory guidelines on child protection.  The school has a ‘Child Protection’ Policy and this is available to any parent who wishes to read it upon request.


Each school has a nominated Designated Safeguarding Person and at Gade Valley this is Mr Daniel Barron (Headteacher) and the deputy DSP is Mrs Amanda Hobbs (SENCO).

Every adult working with the children in school has access to a copy of this policy and works within the given framework.


These procedures are only set in operation when the school has serious concerns about a child’s safety and welfare.


School Rules

Please note that our school is a designated NO SMOKING school, which includes the school grounds .

For the safety of the children, we ask that you do not bring your dogs onto the school grounds.

We also ask that you do not use your mobile phone where children are present.


Gade Family Support Worker


The Family Support Worker assigned to Gade Valley is Carolyn Black and she is available to any of you if you need her help or support. Please ask the office if you need her contact details or visit their website on


Emergency School Closure/Severe Weather


If we had an emergency and had to decide or were advised to close the school the information would be sent to you the following ways:


  • Radio Stations:         
    3 Counties - 92.1fm                
    Heart - 96.6fm         
    Jack - 106fm
  • Groupcall
  • Gade Valley Website
  • Home page under Severe Weather tab.