The school receives termly visits by an Inclusion Officer and therefore has to compile reports on absences from school. If you know in advance that your child is going to be absent from school e.g. for a hospital appointment, then please request a “Leave of absence” form from the school office. Unplanned absences need to be followed up with a letter explaining the reason for absence.
If your child is ill, please call the School Office in the morning on 01276 473346, preferably before 9 am. Wait for the message, choose the absent child option and then leave details as to why your child will not be in school. Please ensure that you provide your child's name, their class and full details of what is wrong with them (please give specific symptoms, do not just say that they are 'unwell'). You can also use the ParentMail App to report absences before 9am. If we have not heard from you by 10am and your child is absent, we will follow this up with a telephone call.
Children can attend school if they are on prescribed medication (e.g. antibiotics) but only if they are well enough to enjoy the day at school. If your child will require medication administered during the school day, you will need to complete a pupil medication form (available from the school office) and ensure that the medicine is given directly to an adult when they are dropped off at school - children should NOT keep any medicines in their book bags.
Please do not send your child to school if they have a contagious illness such as chicken pox. In line with NHS guidelines, we ask parents to keep children at home for a period of 48 hours following their last episode of sickness and/or diarrhoea to stop the spread of any bugs.
If your child feels unwell during the school day, we will need to contact you. It is vital that we have the contact details of at least two trusted adults who could be reached in case of emergency.