In order for children to learn and thrive, regular school attendance is extremely important. It gives your child the best opportunity to learn, succeed and develop the essential skills for their future. Children at our school want to come to school because:
Not all illnesses require your child to take time off school.
The table below shows some common illnesses and whether your child should attend school if they have the illness. If your child is still ok to come into school, it is important that you still let us know if your child has any of the illnesses listed in the table below.
|Illness||Should my child still come to school?|
|Hand, Foot and Mouth||Yes.|
|Vomiting||Yes, but only if the vomiting is not linked to a stomach bug.|
|Slapped Cheek||Yes, once rash has developed.|
|Diarrhoea and Vomiting||No. Your child should remain off school for 48 hours from the last episode.|
|Scarlet Fever||No. Your child should remain off school until 24 hours after starting antibiotics.|
|Chicken Pox||No. Your child should remain off school until all spots have crusted over, and then they can return.|
|Impetigo||No. Your child can return when lesions are crusted and healed or 48 hours after starting antibiotics.|
If your child is not well enough to attend school, please call the school office on 01782 234780 and specify the reason for the absence. If the absence lasts longer than one day, you will need to call the school office on each day of the absence.
All children should aim for 100% attendance and a minimum of 96% attendance is expected. If attendance falls below this, it can have a significant impact on the number of lessons missed which impacts on progress and achievement.
The table below shows our approach to dealing with attendance that falls below the expected level.
|Attendance Level||What Happens?|
|Attendance below 96%||
|Attendance below 95%||
|Attendance below 93%||
|Attendance below 90%||