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Research shows that there is a direct correlation between high levels of attendance and high levels of student attainment.

If you wish to report a student absence this can be done by emailing: The email should be sent from the email address that we have registered for the parent on our Management Information System. Alternatively, parents can contact the school by telephoning 0118 216 0040.

Parents are requested to notify the school before 9.00am each day their child is absent. Where a student does not register for a morning session and there is no explanation for that absence, a member of our admin team will contact the parents to inform them of this.

Medical and dental appointments should not be made during the school day unless absolutely necessary, in which case an email or a signed letter from the parent is required. In addition, students must sign in and out at reception.


At Oak Tree School, we believe term-time absences should be actively discouraged.  However, we recognise that there may be occasions where a parent considers there are extenuating or compassionate reasons for such absence. Term time holidays will never be authorised.

  • Parents must request leave as far in advance as possible, giving at least 15 days notice.
  • The request must be made in writing, via email to
  • The request must include the reason why it is felt necessary to take leave during term time and will only be granted where the Headteacher considers it is due to 'exceptional circumstances'.

Further information can be found in our Attendance Policy, which is located on our Key Policies page.