Illness and request to take a child out of school

If your child is ill and unable to attend school, we ask you to telephone school to inform us by 9.15 am. When your child has been absent for more than a couple of days we ask you to write a note to explain the reason for absence on their return. Please note that if your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must not come back to school until 48 hours after the symptoms have cleared.

Under the updated regulations, which came into effect on 1st September 2013, the headteacher cannot grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. The number of days that will be authorised depends  upon the exceptional circumstance, but normally would not be more than five days.