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Sickness, Absence and Accidents

Please let us know on thepersonal details form issued at the beginning of the first year details of your child’s medical history, ie any physical weakness or allergy, asthma, hearing or visual impairments which may affect performance in school. Minor accidentswill be treated in school. If a child requires medical attention, parents are informed immediately. If parents are not immediately available, a child who has to go to hospital will always be accompanied by a member of staff.


Please make sure we have up to date telephone numbers and addresses where you can be contacted during the day.


Although we do like to see the best attendance possible, the welfare of other children and staff is an important factor to be considered. In cases of illness, you are asked to keep your child at home until fully recovered. If a child needs to be absent from school for any reason, parents should inform the school by telephone on the day, followed by a letter when they return to school, without this the absence will not be authorsised. Persistent absence is taken very seriously and we may ask foir medical evidence of on-going or repetitive absence due to illness.


Medical appointments

Where possible,appointments should be made out of school time. If the appointment is withinthe school day, children will not be allowed to leave school unless collected by an adult.


Absence in term time

Parents are informed well in advance of holiday dates and should take all their annual holiday during school holidays. A family holiday will not be considered a reasonable reason to authorise an absence. Parents requesting permission for an authorised absence must do so in writing on the Application for Leave of
form, available on request from the school office.  Governors have agreed the policy not to approve absence for any reason, although all cases are considered on their own merit.