Riverside Primary Academy | Absence Reporting

Reporting absence or lateness

The school requires parents to make contact on the morning of each days absence, this should be before 9:30am.


You can make contact by calling the school office 0191 460 1918 upon answer you should select option 1 to report an absence.


Parents must be able give a reason for their child’s absence ie., tummy bug, cough, cold etc.


Information in relation to a specific illness diagnosed by the GP should also be provided to the school.


First Day Absence Check


The onus of notification of an absence is with the parent/carer, however the school endeavours to operate a first-day absence check, whereby if a pupil is absent without the school’s prior knowledge, the school will contact the parent/carer to check the reason for absence. If you receive a text message, you should either reply by text or telephone the school.


By operating this system the school is aiming to ensure that pupils who have left home arrive safely in school.


To facilitate this process is why we ask you to contact the school every morning your child is absent before 9:30am.


To view of our Attendance policy please Click Here