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The Facts

If your child is absent from school you must:

As early as you can on the first day of absence

  • Phone the school, or
  • Send a note to school, or
  • Call at the school

When your child returns to school always send a signed note which should:

  • Be dated and
  • Give the reason for absence.

The reasons your child should NOT be kept away from school include:

  • To look after brothers or sisters
  • To mind the house
  • To visit relatives
  • For long weekends
  • For shopping trips
  • For birthdays

Where possible all appointments at the dentist, doctors etc should be made outside of school time.