Attendance at all school sessions is required by law. The only exceptions to this are in cases of illness or where the Executive Headteacher has granted special leave-of-absence.
To help with the smooth running of the system, please ensure you follow the school’s procedure:
- If your child is unwell and cannot attend school, parents are requested to notify the school on the first day of absence by one of the methods below:
- ParentMail App - Absence tab
- Telephone by 8.30am (01189 029 123). Telephone messages will be recorded by the answerphone and subsequently checked against the class register.
- An email communication (email@example.com) of absence is also sufficient if provided by 8:30am.
- If no message is received by 9:00am the school office will endeavour to contact you on the telephone contact numbers given by you. Attempted contact will continue up until 10:30am.
- Please continue to contact the school daily to update the office on your child's absence.
- Provide a doctor’s certificate if the illness is prolonged and/or the school requests a copy.
- Advise the school if your child is going to be late for any reason.
Please inform the school if your child contracts an infectious disease such as chicken pox, mumps, and German measles (rubella), which can have serious implications for other children and staff.
Guidance from NHS UK: Vomiting and diarrhoea. Children with diarrhoea and/or vomiting must be kept off school until at least 48 hours after their symptoms have gone. Most cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in children get better without treatment, however if symptoms persist consult your GP.