General information

School closures

Should we have to close the school for any reason, new procedures have been recommended by Derbyshire County Council. Information about the closure will appear on the Derbyshire County Council website

Derbyshire County Council have requested that radio stations use the information off the website and broadcast this on local radio, however this is at the radio station’s discretion. We will also send out a text message as soon as possible should the school be closed.


If your child is ill or will miss school for any reason, please inform school as soon as you can but before 9.30 am. You can do this in a number of ways:-

  • Telephone school and leave a message on the answer phone
  • Call at the office and speak to a member of staff
  • Send a note with a friend
  • Inform us beforehand if the absence is due to a medical appointment

The school monitors pupil absence termly.

Holidays in term-time

In September 2013 the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force.  These regulations make it clear that Headteachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Any requests should be on an official school absence request form and handed into the school office for consideration prior to any holiday/leave arrangements being made.

You may be issued with a Penalty Notice should leave be taken which is not authorised. 

Please see our downloads page for the Application for Leave in Exceptional Circumstances form.

Online safety

It is important that your child accesses the internet in a safe way and knows who they can talk to if they are worried. Please use the link below to access 'Think U Know', an interactive website for parents and children.

 Charging policy

Please see our downloads page for the full policy.




page last updated: 09/12/2016

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