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Absence for illness

Remember to call us first thing in the morning.

We would ask that parents and carers do not arrange for medical and dental appointments in school time wherever possible.  When this is unavoidable, then your child should return to school or come to school first before being collected for the appointment.  Please be aware that the school register is taken twice a day, so your child will receive an attendance mark in the morning and the afternoon.


If your child is ill, you must phone the school each day they are absent.  Messages can be left on the phone system if there is no-one in the office to take your call.  Minor ailments, such as a headache or slight cold, are not acceptable reasons for failing to attend school.  Repeated absences may require the school to request that you obtain medical evidence from your doctor’s surgery or local pharmacy as recommended by the Government.


Please see the guidance below giving advice from the NHS Public Healthy Agency.