Absent Parents

For those parents who do not live with their children, but have a legal responsibility for them the school offers a package of assistance, including sending copies of reports, newsletters and other information to your home address.

Please note that no ‘absent’ parent will be allowed to meet with their child in school without permission from the parent with responsibility for that day.

Parental Responsibility
Biological mothers automatically have parental responsibility.
A biological father only has parental responsibility if:

  • he is married to the child’s mother at the time of the birth or he later marries the mother.
  • if he has a ‘Parental Responsibility Agreement’, (a legal document), or Residence Order.
  • by being formally appointed the child’s guardian.
  • he jointly registers the birth with the mother and is named on the birth certificate.