Absence (including illness)
Ilnesses should be reported to the school office by 8.45am where possible on the first day of the child's illness. A reason for the illness and an expected return to school date should be given.
Children suffering with diarrhoea or vomiting should not be brought back to school until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours.
For any absences (other than illness), to be taken during the school day, a leave of absence request form (below) should be completed in advance and submitted to the school. If you are requesting the same leave period for more than one child, you only need to complete one form advising of all children's details that the absence relates to.
Where the absence is for a child's medical reason, the notification of the appointment should be shown to the office staff or a copy attached to the form so that it can be recorded that it has been seen.
Please note that due to Government legislation, holidays during term time can no longer be permitted unless in an exceptional circumstance and at the discretion of the Headteacher. Please ensure therefore that full details of the reason for the absence requested is provided on the form below, with evidence provided where necessary, so that an informed decision can be made. We can only make a decision on the information that is provided to us. If a reason is not provided, the absence will be marked as unauthorised.
If your child has unauthorised absences, you could be liable for a Penalty Charge Notice fine of £120.00 per child per parent if paid within 28 days but reduced to £60.00 per child per parent if paid within 21 days. The fine is issued by and dealt with by the Local Authority and not the school.
Please refer to our Attendance Policy under School Information/Policies, a hard copy of which has been sent home.