Unplanned Absences: Should you child be absent without prior warning, we will attempt to contact you to ensure your child's whereabouts and safety.
Illness: We appreciate that illness happens and that sometimes a child is too poorly to come to school. In this instance, please can you let school know, at your most earliest convenience. Please call the school office on: 01288 353798 option: 2 and leave a message explaining why your child will be absent on that day.
Returning to school after illness: Please note in instances of sickness and/or diarrhoea, please keep your child off school for 48 hours, timed from the last occurrence.
One-off Medication in school: We can only administer prescribed medication to children if:
The medicine is labelled with the child's name and dose
The timing of the dose is not critical
Medical appointments: We ask that were possible you book routine medical appointments outside of the school day. However, If you need to take your child out of school for any length of time to attend a medical appointment, then the school office must be notified in advance. We also ask to see the letter confirming the date and time of the medical appointment. Please ensure that, where possible, medical appointments are made outside of school time.
Holidays: As we want the best for our children, we would like to work with you to achieve 100% attendance. Young children’s brains develop rapidly, which is why poor attendance quickly affects your child’s progress. Holidays in term time will not be authorised under any circumstances. Absences will be recorded as 'unauthorised' on the register.
If you are taking your child out of school for a holiday, or any other event, then an Attendance Application must be filled in prior to the absence.