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Contact Us

Headteacher: Mr Jon Nunes

Backwell School
Station Road
BS48 3BX

​Tel: 01275 463371

Illness and appointments

​Student absence - to report your child absent from school or to inform us of an upcoming medical appointment, please send a message via email to: or leave a message by calling 01275 463371 and selecting option 1.

Exceptional absence requests

As outlined in the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP) attendance policy the school cannot and will not authorise school absence unless due to exceptional circumstances.

Please note that the following reasons will not be considered as exceptional (as per Government guidelines):

  • Visiting relatives
  • Cheaper holidays in England and abroad
  • Family day trips
  • Visiting friends/family that have different holiday periods
  • Employment restrictions during the summer holiday
  • Because a child has good attendance

If you do wish to request an exceptional absence from school for consideration please complete the online form below.

Please complete this form if you wish to request an exceptional absence from school for your child for consideration by our Deputy Headteacher Mr Conkie

I am aware that the school can only authorise absences in exceptional circumstances. I am also aware that taking my child out of school without permission during term time may result in a Fixed Penalty Notice (fine) being issued as outlined in the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Attendance Policy.*
The School can only accept absence requests from those who have parental responsibility and I am the parent/carer with whom this child usually resides.*