The parent of any child suffering from a contagious illness (such as chickenpox) should seek advice on incubation periods and should have the illness confirmed by a doctor.


For diarrhoea and vomiting, pupils must be kept at home for 48 hours following the last bout of illness.





Pupils attend school for only 190 days each academic year. Full attendance is expected for your child’s academic progress. The Local Authority expects all parents/guardians to ensure that their child attends school whenever possible.

Research shows that absences taken in term time will hinder the academic attainment of your child. Absence cannot be authorised for holidays, birthday treats, shopping trips or other similar activities. Headteachers cannot grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

If exceptional circumstances arise whereby you would like to discuss your child/children being absent from school please complete, and return, this form to the school office for consideration.  The governing body may be involved with any decisions.

Please be aware that any absence will affect your child’s overall attendance percentage for the year.  Any subsequent absence, for example with illness, will reduce your child’s percentage attendance even further.

Please contact the school office if you require paper copies of any documents on our school website.