What should I do if my child is unable to come to school?

The procedure for reporting absence is, on the first day and every other day of absence, parents contact the school office to inform school of the reason for the absence and to advise of a date for their return. You can inform us by phone 01753 644471 (answer phone for messages) or by email to office@stmarysfarnhamroyal.org

The School operates a system of First Day Calls which means if you fail to contact school and your child is absent, you will be contacted by the school by phone or text.


Pupils need to arrive at the gate before 8.50am and any child arriving after 9.00am will be registered as late. The registers will close at 9.15am and any child arriving after this time will have an unauthorised mark in the register. Arriving late can have a detrimental affect on your child’s learning, as they miss the beginning of numeracy/literacy lessons.