Absence and Illness
If your child is not well enough to attend school, please inform the school office by telephone or email on the first morning of absence and by letter on your child's return to school to explain the reason for absence.
If your child has a medical appointment, please inform the school office the day before if possible or by telephone on the day.
Holidays are not authorised during term time. If a leave of absence in term time is required permission must be obtained from the Headteacher/Governors.
If you consider it is necessary for your child to be absent from school for any other reason, please seek permission from the Headteacher.
All letters should be addressed to the Headteacher.
All absences are recorded as authorised or unauthorised.
Our EWO (Education Welfare Officer) works closely with the school to monitor attendance and lateness. The governors also have a duty to monitor attendance, lateness and holiday requests.
Sickness and Diarrhoea
School policy is that your child cannot return to school for 48 hours from the last time they are sick or have diarrhoea.
Staff will only administer prescribed medicines. If your child needs medicine during school hours please speak to the office to complete a Medicine Consent Form. Children needing asthma inhalers in school are encouraged to keep them in the classroom and use them independently when necessary. Please inform the school office in writing if your child has been prescribed an inhaler.