We continually strive to improve attendance for the pupils in our school as good attendance is linked to future success.   In any case of absence, it is a parent or guardian’s legal duty to notify school of the reason why.  We have increased the number of ways that you can get in touch with us to report a child’s absence:

1.  Our answering service.

This bypasses reception and enables you to leave a direct message, 24 hours a day, on the answerphone informing us of the absence. The number to call is 01527  872913.

2.  Email on office@catshillfirst.worcs.sch.uk

3.  Text message. Please text 07786 132612.

4.  By calling into the school office to speak to a member of staff.

Please note these methods of absence reporting should be used in addition to informing the class teacher.

All absences must be reported by one of the methods above by 9.15am.

The information we need is your name, your child’s name, your child’s class and the reason for their absence. We may still contact you for further information.  Please remember that sickness and diarrhoea require a 48 hour absence after the last episode of either.

If we are not informed and we cannot contact you to establish the whereabouts of your child, we may carry out a home visit.

Many thanks for your support in this matter.