Header Image 1


Please let us know by 8.45am if it is necessary to keep your child away from school.  

If your child develops symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting you should keep them off school until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.

If your child is late the school should be notified by 9.30am.  

If it is necessary to take a child for an appointment during school hours, they must be collected from the school by a parent.  

No child may leave school premises unaccompanied.  

Parents must always first come to the school office in order to complete the exit record.

A child’s attendance is monitored and a record of absences is maintained. If the level of absence causes concern, the Headteacher will communicate with parents to discuss the matter.  

A Local Authority Attendance Officer might be asked to communicate with parents if there is a persistent or increasing level or absence.

Absence Requests in Term Time

An absence request form must be completed for every planned absence from school, including medical appointments.

All absence requests forms will be considered on a case by case basis and only authorised in exceptional circumstances. If a pupil’s attendance is below 96% (this includes absence for illness or other reasons), then an absence request is unlikely to be authorised. The pupil’s attendance rate will be taken as of the day the request form is handed in to the school office.  

If the decision to unauthorise the leave of absence is upheld and the parent still decides to proceed with the absence, the  Local Authority may issue parents with a £60 penalty notice per child, per parent (£60 if it is paid within 21 days or £120 within 28 days).

Please visit the School Office if you require an Absence Request Form.

If a child is unwell at school, every effort will be made to contact parents. 

If your child develops symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting you should keep them off school until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.

It is very important that we have up-to-date home/work telephone numbers or other contact numbers.  

Until a parent has been contacted we will take any action required in the interests of the child.

Several of the school staff are trained First Aiders and in the event of an accident, appropriate first aid will be given.

In the case of more serious accidents, parents will be contacted as soon as possible. We will also inform parents if a child suffers a knock on the head, even if there are no apparent symptoms.

 A ‘Teddy Bear form’ is sent home to inform parents of any minor incidents.

These will only be administered at school when absolutely necessary and then only if a green 'medicine' form giving clear information and authorisation has been signed by the parent.  

School will only accept medicines that are in date, labelled, provided in the original container and include instructions for administration, dosage and storage.

No child will be given medicine containing aspirin unless prescribed by a doctor.

Children are not encouraged to bring cough sweets to school.

Please visit the School Office for a green 'Medicine' Form.