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Primary School

Absence & Attendance

We ask parents to make contact with the school on each morning of absence, and our Attendance Officer will follow up with parents that we have not heard from on the same morning.

To report your child's absence, please contact us by phone and leave a message on the Absence Line, send an Arbor in-app message, or email:

Preston Primary Absence Line: 01803 607589


Government advice for common childhood illnesses:    Is my child too ill for school?

National policy no longer allows schools to authorise holidays.  Special leave may however be granted in "exceptional circumstances". Please complete and return an Absence Request Form - the form is below, or a paper copy can be collected from the school office.

These circumstances include:

  • Weddings
  • Religious Observance
  • Funerals 

Our policy on this is shared with most schools in Torbay. The full attendance policy can be found within the policy section of this website.

Please see the link below, which is a briefing paper following the outcome of the Isle of Wight case:

Preston Primary School Academy
Old Paignton Road

01803 607075