COVID-19 INFORMATION

Should your child have a temperature or a persistent cough, you should not send your child to school as they could have COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please check our COVID-19 information page for full information regarding this.

If your child is late coming into school

Please take them straight to the school office where a member of staff will sign them in and make a note of their lunch arrangements.

If your child is unable to come to school

Please let us know by calling our office and speaking to a member of staff or leave a message on our absence line before 9am on each school day they will not be attending.  On return to school we will need a letter from you for our records.

Appointments during the school day

Any appointments should be made out of school hours unless urgent or unavoidable. This minimises disruption to the office, class teacher, class pupils and your child’s learning.

Illness involving vomiting and/or diarrhoea

If your child has a sudden illness involving vomiting and/or diarrhoea you must not send them to school for 48hrs from the last time they experienced this.  We aim to contain any viruses/germs from spreading to other pupils as soon as possible.

Please read this advice from the NHS: NHS Diarrhoea and Vomiting Advice Sheet

Requests for leave of absence

Should you need to take your child out of school during the school term, you will be required to complete the Leave of Absence application form (below), then contact the school office to make an appointment with Mrs Rowe to discuss this – please read the message from our Headteacher below.

Application for leave of absence

Message from our head Teacher TO PARENTS/CARERS

You will no doubt understand that as the Head Teacher I have a duty, along with the school governors, to promote the highest attendance levels possible. The school is set very high attendance targets by the Government; and our attendance data is regularly scrutinised by the Local Authority and Ofsted and is one of the factors by which they measure the success of the school. The academic progress of a child, whatever his/her level of academic ability, will be adversely affected if they miss school. Obviously, if a child is unwell then they should not come to school, but if, in addition, they have other time off school, then this will definitely have a detrimental effect on their progress.

For these reasons, taking holidays or days off in school time are not permitted except in exceptional circumstances. I am aware there is sometimes confusion as to what constitutes an exceptional circumstance, however each case will be considered on an individual basis. If you believe your circumstances may be exceptional, then please discuss your request with me before making final plans. I will review each request for absence carefully, consulting with the Local Authority’s Attendance Improvement Officer where and if necessary, and give you an answer as soon as possible. If you need to make a request for leave, then please collect a Leave of Absence form from the school office. We ask that all requests are put in writing using the form at least three weeks prior to any leave.

The overall attendance record of the vast majority of our pupils is very good and I very much appreciate your support in respecting and supporting the school’s policy on attendance. A copy of the school term dates for the coming year are available on this website, please keep these dates in mind when making any arrangements for holidays.