GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region


At Cuddington Croft Primary School, we aim to deliver an outstanding education for all our children. We can only achieve this if children have good attendance. Every child is entitled to an education.  Parents and carers who do not ensure their children attend school regularly put their children’s future at risk. 

We believe that regular attendance and punctuality at school is crucial for the academic and social development of the child. Irregular attendance and lateness will always affect a child’s achievement. Full and regular attendance at school is crucial for a child’s future life chances and establishes a positive work ethic early in life.

Below is a summary of absence procedures, to view our full policy please click here.  To download our  ‘Request for Absence’ form please click here

Summary of Procedures 

Your child is ill 

Contact the school office via or phone the school on 020 8642 4325 before 9.00am on the morning of the absence or leave a message on the office answerphone and provide the school with an expected date of return.   

If they are ill for more than one day, please email or phone in daily before 9.00am.   

If your child has either vomiting or diarrhoea, they must stay away from school for 48 hours from the last bout. This is a recommendation from Public Health England to protect other pupils and staff.  If a child is sent into school within the 48 hour period, we will contact the parents and ask for the child to be collected from school. 

If your child tests positive for Covid, they must stay away for 3 days as per Government guidance.

You have a medical or dental appointment 

Please make every effort to avoid booking medical and dental appointments during school time.  Where this is unavoidable parents should send an email to the school office and attach/scan one of the following:  
● A copy of an appointment card/letter 
● A copy of any prescription issued  
● Evidence of any telephone consultation that you may have had – including the name of the doctor and the date and time the consultation took place 
● Written permission from you for the school to make their own enquiries. 

Please also:  
● Include the time you will need to collect your child  
● Copy in the class teacher 

Bring your child into school for the remainder of the day 

Authorised Absence 

Please email the school office via if your child is going to be absent for one of the following reasons:  

● Official religious observance 
● Family bereavement 
● Traveller child in process of travelling for the purposes of traveller employment 
● Involvement in a public performance; 
● ½ day for 11+ testing 
● Music/dance examinations 

Please also:  
● Include the time you will need to collect your child if they are leaving part way through the day 
● Copy in the class teacher 

Exceptional Leave of Absence 

Complete the ‘Request for Absence’ form here and return to the office by hand or email via .  

We may ask for proof to validate your request.  

All requests must be made at least two weeks in advance so that appropriate consideration can be given.  

You will be informed whether the absence will be recorded as authorised or unauthorised and contacted to request a meeting with a member of SLT if required. This could result in a fixed penalty – please see the Attendance Policy for more information.