We appreciate that illness happens and that sometimes a child is too poorly to come to school. In this instance, please can you let your child's school know, at your most earliest convenience, by contacting your child's school. Please listen to the options and leave a message explaining why your child will be absent on that day.
Bude Infant School number is: 01288 353798
Bude Junior School number is: 01288 352731
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.
Medication - We can only administer prescribed medication to children if:
They are handed in to the office with clear written instructions. We have to keep these written instructions with our "logbook". Instructions on the bottle is not sufficient
The medicine is labelled with the child's name and dose
The timing of the dose is not critical
Parents should collect medicines from the office at the end of the school day
We have to dispense all medicines centrally; this has to been done at playtime or lunch time. Where medicine has to be given four times a day, it would be helpful if you gave one dose before school and two after, leaving us to give one only in the middle of the day.
The above does not apply to asthma inhalers which often need to be kept with the child. Parents need to complete our Asthma form to enable this. It is available from the school office. Parents of children with asthma should encourage them to learn to take responsibility for their own medication.
Should you child be absent without prior warning, we will attempt to contact you to ensure your child's whereabouts and safety.
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 a holiday request form must be filled in prior to the absence. The form can be found on our website under (insert location) or alternatively a hard copy can be obtained from the school office.
We would like all pupils to be in school, on time and ready to learn every day. Every day counts.
We ask that were possible you book routine medical appointments after 3:15pm. 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.