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Late/Absence Procedures



If your child is unwell and they will not be attending school, please advise the school office before 9.30am on the day of sickness, providing details of their illness.


There is the facility to inform us of your child’s absence on Parentmail, as well as our voicemail service.


We have a strict 48 hour policy on vomiting and diarrhoea. If your child has either of these symptoms please do not send them back to school until 48 hours has passed since their last episode, even if they are feeling better. Tummy bugs are highly contagious and it is imperative that we prevent children and staff from catching them.


Medical Appointments


Please arrange to take your child for dentist/doctors appointments after school. We understand that this is not always possible. If your child has a medical appointment during school hours, please bring an appointment card/hospital letter in to the school office as soon as possible so that we can make a note in the register.




If your child is going to be late, for reasons that are unavoidable, please advise the school office as soon as possible. You will need to sign your child in at the main office when they arrive.




If your child is late every day: in a year your child would lose the following days of education


5 minutes late

3 days

10 minutes late

6.5 days

15 minutes late

10 days

20 minutes late

13 days

30 minutes late

19.5 days