Regular attendance at Hazel Oak School enables pupils to make good progress. Pupils who achieve 100% attendance are recognised and rewarded.

We ask that wherever possible, family holidays are taken in school holidays and not in term time.

Notifying school

Please contact the school at your earliest convenience to let us know if your child will be absent. Dial the school number and leave a message on our absence reporting line (744 4162 – Option 1).

Family Holidays

Authorisation of family holidays during term time is at the discretion of the Head Teacher and is for a maximum of 10 days’ absence. Leave of absence request forms are available from the school office. Any holiday taken without prior permission will be classed as unauthorised.


We recognise that from time to time your child may be ill; please let us know as soon as possible if they are unable to attend school. If your child has suffered from Diarrhoea and vomiting, we follow guidance from the Health Protection Agency which recommends that pupils are absent from school for 48 hours from the last episode of D & V.

Medical Appointments

For routine appointments we ask that you make every effort to arrange these out of school time.