About Absence/illness

Student Absences

To report a student absence please make sure you contact the school before 9am on the day of the absence.  You will need to dial 0191 386 6628 and choose option 1 for student absences.

Parents are asked to please leave details of:

  • Name of the student
  • Tutor Group
  • Reason for absence

Alternatively, parents may report an absence via email  at enquiries@fram.durham.sch.uk.

Holidays and Leave of Absence

Due to recent changes in regulations from the Department for Education the school is unable to authorise holidays during school time.  Holidays taken without authorisation are monitored by the Education Welfare Service and Fixed Penalty Notices may be issued.