Absence due to illness: If your child is ill, please ring the school on the first day of their absence, before 10a.m. Messages can be left on the school attendance line. Your message should include your child(s) name(s), their class and the reason for their absence. Please send a note on their return explaining the absence.
We operate a first day calling system for absences and unexplained absences will be followed up by the school and the Education Welfare Officer where appropraite.
If your child has sickness or diarrhoea due to illness, he/she should not return to school until 24 hours after the sickness/diarrhoea has stopped.
Medical Appointments: A note should be sent in advance of unavoidable medical appointments during school time – please also indicate if the child will be returning for a packed or school lunch.
Holidays during term time: Holidays during term time will not be authorised by the Governorning Body except in exceptional circumstances, in which case you should speak to the Headteacher first.
Our Education Welfare Officer monitors all absences and holiday requests.