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Absence and Illness



  1. If your child is ill, please inform the school by telephone or email on the first morning of absence and by letter on return to school to explain the reason for absence.

  2. If you have a medical appointment, please inform the school the day before if possible or telephone on the day.

  3. Holidays are not authorised during term time. If a leave of absence in term time is required permission must be obtained from the Head teacher/Governors.

  4. If you consider it is necessary for your child to be absent from school for any other reason, please seek permission from the school.

  5. All letters should be addressed to the Head teacher.

  6. All absences are recorded as authorised or unauthorised.

  7. 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.


    Staff do not give medicines unless special arrangements have been made with the headteacher. If your child needs medicine during school hours please speak to the office. Staff will only administer prescribed medicines. Children needing inhalers in school are encouraged to keep them in the classroom and use them independently when necessary. Please inform the office in writing if your child has been prescribed an inhaler.


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.