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Illness and Absence

 

If your child is ill you must let school know.

You can do this by telephoning the school on 01484 515954 and selecting option 1 to leave a message, or by speaking directly to a member of staff.

Medical Appointments

Please make routine dental and medical appointments outside school hours if possible.  If it is necessary to take your child out of school for an appointment, please bring the appointment card or letter into the school office as confirmation.  We are grateful for your assistance in this as absence from school impacts on your child's learning.

Recommended periods to be kept away from school after illness

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting - 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.

Chicken Pox - 5 days from the onset of the rash

German Measles/Rubella - 6 days from onset of rash

Impetigo - Until lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after commencing antibiotic treatment.

Measles - 4 days from onset of rash

Shingles  - Exclude only if rash is weeping and cannot be covered.

 

Term Time Holidays

You should not expect our school to agree to an absence for a holiday in term time.  Taking a holiday in term time means that children miss important school time - both educationally and for other school activities.  It will be difficult for them to catch up on work later on.

If you need to take your child out of school during term time:

  • You should request the time off for your child as soon as possible and always before booking travel;
  • Never ask for time off during exam or test periods unless for exceptional circumstances.

Unauthorised term time holidays will subject to a penalty notice at a cost of £60 to each parent (£120 where the penalty notice is paid after 28 days.)

Repeated unauthorised term time holidays may result in prosecution.