If your child is too unwell to come into school, please use the "Report Absence" link from this page, ring school (01522 750 376), or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 10.00 a.m. on the day your child’s illness starts. We need to know exactly what it is your child is unwell with – we have some messages simply saying their child is “poorly” or “sick”, but it is essential that we are able to keep track of what illnesses we have in school. On your child’s return please send a letter or email, outlining the details of the illness, confirming how long they have been absent and that they are fit to return to school.
We also get queries regarding how long a child should be kept away from school. We follow the guidelines issued by the Health Protection Agency, a copy of which is attached. Please note in particular that, if your child has had a stomach bug, they must not return to school until 48 hours after the last instance of vomiting/diarrhoea, in order to protect the health of the other pupils and staff of the school.