Broom Cottages Primary and Nursery School, Broom Road, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 8AN

01740 651 363


We encourage excellent attendance at all times, poor attendance effects progress. We work very closely with the Educational Welfare Officer who follows up poor attenders and the reasons for absence.

If a child is too ill to attend school, we ask that you contact school on the first day of absence, with a reason for absence and an estimated time of return. If we do not hear from parents we will contact you.

Whenever possible please avoid doctor or dentist appointments during school time.

We appreciate that absence during term time may be unavoidable for various reasons, however, if a holiday is requested in term time, children’s attendance record and progress will be considered before any absence is authorised. Authorised absence is at the discretion of the Headteacher and must be requested by using this form giving the possible dates of absence.


Don’t leave it until your child’s attendance/punctuality becomes an issue, call in and share your concerns.




Our Weekly Attendance Figures