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Dunston Primary and Nursery Academy is committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all pupils. We believe it is extremely important for pupils to attend regularly and on time. This will give them the best opportunity to progress and succeed at school.


Our school day is detailed by following the link below:


Attendance Criteria and Policie


Attendance Guides and Support 

We have produced guides for parents / carers on attendance which can be found below. These detail the criteria we use to monitor attendance,  the law and also information on where to seek advice for attendance.  

As a school, you can also seek support from our Early Help Support Team who are based in the school and across the Trust.   Ms Whitbread is our Family Resource Worker and Mrs Ketton is our Early Help Manager. More information about our Early Help offer can be found below;


Leave of Absence Requests 

From September 2013 the Government has withdrawn the right of Headteacher's to grant any leave of absence for holidays during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Parents who take their children on holiday without permission will incur unauthorised absence for their child and be issues with a fixed penalty notice and/or court action.


Any leave of absence from school must be authorised by the Head of Academy and parents / carers are asked to complete the form below when requesting time away from school for their child.