When a child is absent from school, for whatever reason, parents/carers should email email@example.com or telephone 0207 226 4454 by 8.30 am. If no one answers your call leave a message on the answer phone, clearly stating who is reporting the absence, the name of the child, the class attended and the reason for the absence. You must call the school daily for as long as the illness lasts, unless otherwise agreed with the class teacher.
When the child returns to school, the parent/guardian must hand in a dated and signed note stating the reasons for absence to the teacher. This is required even when a phone call has been made. A doctor’s medical certificate must be submitted for sickness lasting five days or more. Whenever possible, parents/guardians should make medical and dental appointments out of school hours. When this is not possible, teachers would appreciate a week’s notice.
Absences of pupils are monitored and recorded. The class/kindergarten teacher will call a meeting with the parents/guardians if the absence level becomes a cause of concern.