Information about Absence and Illness

Regular attendance at school provides children with the best start. Government statistics show that children who attend school regularly achieve higher standards. Parents are required to notify the school as to the reason for absence via a letter, telephone call or email.

If a child has a poor attendance record we will initially contact you to discuss any difficulties. If attendance continues to be poor we may refer the case to the Local Authority.

Whilst a request for ‘leave of absence’ in exceptional circumstances be granted, the regulations make it quite clear that parents do not have the right or an entitlement to take a child out of school for the purposes of a family holiday during term time.

Penalty Notices – advice to parents and carers

The following link will provide you with additional information but please note that the school insists upon absence for 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting and/or diarrhoea.

Guidance on infection control

Head Lice – information

School Nurses Website