Children’s Sickness

If your child is too ill to come to school, you should let the school know by email on the morning of the first day of absence by 9:30am. If we have not received notification by then we will try to call. If we still do not make contact, we will follow this up with an email.

When your child is well enough to return, please  send an email the via the school office at explaining the reason for the absence and dates. We do need to have a written record of any absences.

Public health England’s ‘Guidance on Infection Control in Schools and other Childcare Settings’ (see below) gives school guidance regarding infection control and recommendations on periods of absence. For information regarding Covid-19, please see the Covid-19 section of our website here

We do understand that children have missed lots of their education recently, and that keeping children at home can be inconvenient to families. However, it is important that your child fully recovers from the illness so that they can continue learning and infection does not spread to other children in school. Please also make sure your child is up-to-date with immunisation. For advice, please see the NHS Choices website at or contact our school office who will direct you to the immunisation team.

Please refer to Guidance on Infection Control in Schools for further information.