Admissions and Attendance
All pupils at The Brookfield School have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that names our school as the preferred setting. All applications, whether from in or out of county, must be made through Herefordshire Local Authority.
Pupils are expected to attend regularly. Any absences should be notified to the school Office or leave a message on the schools answer phone system option 2, on each morning of the absence by 9.00 am. This will ensure that the absence is recorded as ‘authorised’ in the register.
Regular attendance is essential for progress in all school years. When the School becomes concerned that the child’s education is being affected by regular absence, the School’s Education Welfare Officer (EWO) will be informed. They may refer to Herefordshire Council who could consider legal proceedings.
There are only three reasons for authorised absences which the school will require supportive evidence to enable us to consider authorising.:
- Personal illness
- Genuine family emergency or bereavement
- Medical/dental treatment that could not be arranged outside school hours
The school will not authorise absences other than those in exceptional circunstances.