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Exhall Cedars Infant, Nursery & Preschool

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Exhall Cedar's Infant School

Exhall Cedars Infant Nursery & Preschool

Learning and Growing Together


Attendance, Punctuality, Suspensions & Exclusions

At Exhall Cedars Infant Nursery and Preschool we are committed to help parents understand that it is important  that you and your child develop a positive attitude to school attendance and punctuality so that they do not miss out on the opportunities at school. These qualities of reliability are also important in adult life.


We work hard as a school to help your child maintain a good level of attendance in order for them to achieve the very best that they can in their learning.  


Attendance in Nursery will be monitored in exactly the same way as the rest of the school. Parents/Carers will be reminded of their commitment to send their child regularly to Nursery.














Mr Lee Groom - Attendance Governor  

Mrs Anna Winter - Attendance Champion

Reporting Absences


If your child is going to be absent from school, the parent/carer must inform the school before 9.30am (11.30am for afternoon Preschool/Nursery sessions) of the reason for the absence following way: 

  • 24 hours Absence Line on 02476316034 option 1
  • Schudio App
  • Email
  • In writing


Please avoid calling the office to speak to the member of staff between 8.30am - 9.30am to report your child's absence. Please use one of the options listed above. 

At Exhall Cedars Infant and Nursery School, we adhere to the ‘Warwickshire School’s Health Directory.’


Please visit Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service for more details.




It is a well known fact that missed schooling is a lost education.  Lateness can also contribute to this.


School attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age and it is a priority to ensure that as many children as possible regularly on time attend school. 


Children are deemed as late if they arrive after 9.05am and will need to be come in through the main office and signed in the 'late book'.

If a child arrives after 9.25am, they will be deemed as being absent for that morning. 


Nursery children are deemed as late if they arrive after 8.40am and after 12.15pm for the afternoon Poppy class.  


Late collection charge applies after 3.00pm and after 11.35am and 3.10pm for Nursery as per our Charging Policy. 


Leave of absence


The Headteacher is unable to authorise requests from parents to take children on a family holiday during the school term.


Only in exceptional circumstances may absences be agreed. If the absence is not agreed and is still taken it will be classified as an unauthorised absence and may be referred to the Warwickshire Attendance Service team  (WAS) in Warwickshire County Council who may impose a fixed Penalty Notice and/ or prosecute.

If you do need to take your child out of school during term time we ask you to complete an official form

For more information please read Warwickshire County Council Fixed Penalty Notice


The ‘Policy for Attendance and Punctuality’ is available in the ‘Our Policies’ section on our website.

Suspensions and Exclusions


Suspensions and Exclusions from school are never a pleasant experience, however our Suspension & Exclusion-leaflet gives parents the information and guidelines required if your child is excluded.


You can find more information on


School Exclusions: A Helpful Guide for Parents, Guardians and Carers - YouTube video available HERE