Absence & Illness
School Absence Information
It is important that parents notify us in person, by telephone on 01372 453277, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, of their child’s absence for each day they are off, by 9:00am at the latest; this communication must include the reason for their child's absence.
Schools have a statutory duty to keep a record of all absences, including whether they are authorised or unauthorised and to note these on each child's annual report. This is part of the national endeavour to monitor and discourage truancy and encourage good school attendance.
School lateness must also be reported as above. Registration closes at 8.55am each morning when teachers take their registers.
Permission for absence during term time will not be granted except in “exceptional circumstances”. Medical or dental treatment appointments should, if possible, be made out of school hours.
As a group of local schools, a joint statement has been prepared in relation to school attendance; find this below:
EFFINGHAM LEARNING PARTNERSHIP STATEMENT ON SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
To request term time absence for medical or other reasons please find the forms below:
Medical or Dental School Absence Form
In the event of your child being unable to attend school because they are unwell please call the school office on 01372 453277 before 9.00am.
If your child has vomiting or diarrhoea they should not attend school until 48 hours from the last episode of vomiting/diarrhoea.
The school follows the Health Protection Agency guidance on preventing infection. The following document gives more information about whether you need to keep your child away from school if they have an illness or infection:
Infection control in schools and other childcare settings
Children who are taken ill during the day are watched by the office staff and if very unwell the parents or carer will be asked to take them home. We operate on the principle that children who attend school are well enough to participate in all school activities including swimming, PE and playtime sessions.
Important information for parents and carers Group A Strep and Invasive Group A Strep 6 December 2022