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Absence Procedures

Absence from School

When your child is absent from school please let us know the reason for the absence, on the first day if possible, as we have to record it in the class register.


In order to prevent further infection, in cases of sickness and diarrhoea your child should stay at home for 48 hours after the infection has cleared.


Should your child be diagnosed as having German Measles, Scarlet Fever or chickenpox please let us know immediately.


A child who has to leave school to attend a clinic, surgery or hospital should be collected from the school by a parent or legal guardian. No child can be released to anyone else without written permission from the parent or guardian. When collecting children to attend such an appointment please come to the office and do not go directly to the classroom.




Extended Leave of Absence

Parents are reminded that children should attend school unless they are ill. Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances refers to a situation that requires immediate attention such as critical illness or death of a close family member. The school may ask for documentation.


Parents are welcome to request a copy of the Leave of Absence policy from the school office or click on the link below. Please also refer to our Attendance Policy below.


Parents are required to make an appointment with the Headteacher to discuss any Leave of Absence requests. In cases where parents do not comply with these regulations, the child may lose their place at school and, as we are usually over-subscribed, it may not be possible for the child to be re-admitted. Penalty notices will be issued by the Education Welfare service.