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Absence and Attendance

If your child is unwell, we ask that you ring the school and leave a message on the first day of absence. If your child's symptoms change while they are off sick then we ask you to ring in again to advise of the change, otherwise you do not need to ring again. Please provide a note for the class teacher when your child is fit enough to return to school.


If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must stay off school for 48 hours from the last bout of illness.


Please let us know as far in advance as you can of any medical appointments by bringing in a copy of your appointment letter. We ask that parents make scheduled Doctors, Optician and Dentist appointments outside of school hours where at all possible.


If you wish to take your child out of school during term time, please complete a Request for Pupil Absence Form (available from the office).

This attached report highlights that when school attendance improves, academic improvement can be greater.