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At Soham Village College we understand the importance of a student’s attendance on their progress and emotional wellbeing. We monitor attendance regularly and offer support through our pastoral system for any student who may find attending school a challenge.

Reporting Absence

If a child needs to miss a school day this should be reported by 8.30am to our Attendance Officer, Ms Whittle via email at: or alternatively, telephone: 01353 724100 and select option 1 to leave a message.

If absence is due to illness, we ask that you explain in a little detail their condition and any steps taken to remedy it. If a medical professional is seen, we recommend that you keep any evidence of the visit, such as an appointment card, prescription etc.

Planned Term-Time Absence

We strongly recommend that families do not book holidays during term time. In accordance with government guidelines, any absence due to holiday during term time will be unauthorised and parents/carers liable to a penalty notice unless exceptional circumstances apply. Requests for term time leave must be made to the Head teacher in writing, using the form below and these will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you have any questions about this, then please contact our Attendance Officer before making any travel arrangements.