Sickness, Absence and Accidents

It is essential that you provide the school with details of your child's medial history  on the personal details form issued when you child enters the school. This should include any physical weakness or allergy, asthma, hearing or visual impairments, and any regular medication your child takes, which may impact on your child while they at school. Minor accidents will be treated in school by qualified first aiders. If a child requires external 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 TWO up to date telephone numbers and addresses where you or an emergency contact 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 for 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 within the school day, children will not be allowed to leave school unless collected by an adult who can show an appointment card to the office.


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 Absence form, available on request from the school office or downloadable from the school policies section of the website.  Governors have agreed the policy not to approve absence for any reason, although all cases are considered on their own merit.