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Late/Absence Procedures

Absences & Health Care


In the event of infectious illness children should remain at home until fully fit.  As a guideline children should stay off school for 48 hours after the last bout of sickness, and this is mandatory for all cases of vomiting and diarrhea.  If you are unsure, please use the NHS Choices Website for details of length of time to stay away from school.  You should ring the school office before 10.00am on the first day of illness and report your child's absence to the School Administrator, or report the absence through the ParentMail App.


In recent years there appears to have been an increase in the incidents of head lice. It is important that parents regularly inspect their children's hair and notify the school. Through the PCA we operate the Bug Busting Scheme.


Medical inspections are carried out by the School Nurse in the child's first year at school. There are also regular inspections of hearing, speech, and vision.


If you know in advance that children are going to be absent from school please let us know.  Please ask for an absence form if you plan to do this at least 2 weeks prior to absence.