Regular attendance at school is essential for good progress and learning.
Please ensure your child arrives on time for the start of each school day.
Children who are persistently late or who have poor attendance are likely to fall behind with their work.
Certificates and stickers are given out termly to children with high attendance with prizes each summer awarded to the children who achieve 100% attendance.
Parents are asked not to arrange holidays during term time. This is very disruptive to your child’s education.
Absences for reasons other than illness will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances and authorisation must be requested from the Headteacher in advance.
When children cannot attend school due to illness, parents should telephone the school on the first day of absence to let us know the nature of the illness.
Please ring the school each day of absence and then send a note on the child's return to school for our records. Where possible, please arrange any medical appointments outside the school day.
On entry to school, parents will be asked to complete a health questionnaire for their child. If you have concerns about your child's health or would like advice about issues such as sleep, immunisation etc, an appointment can be made with the school nursing service via the school office.
Permission will be sought from parents before any health checks such as hearing, height and weight are carried out.
If children have sickness and/or diarrhoea, please keep them at home until 24 hours after the symptoms cease. Children who are ill or who have had an accident in school will be seen by members of staff who are trained first aiders. If it is thought that a child needs medical help or is unfit to be in school, parents are notified immediately.
If your child is prescribed antibiotics by the Doctor, please ask for the dosage to be two or three times daily. This means your child can take their medicine at home around the school day. For ongoing conditions such as asthma, children should have their inhalers in school and will be supervised to take their medication. If your child requires medication, this should be brought to the school office and a medical form should be completed. If your child has any allergies, please ensure you inform the school.
Parents are asked to supply the school with an up to date home address and telephone number, work / mobile number and also an alternative emergency contact.