We have seen a rise in parents taking their child out of school for medical appointments for the entire day. We would prefer that medical appointments are made outside of school hours, but if this is not possible, please ensure your child is in school either before, or after the appointment. Please do not be offended if we ask for evidence of the appointment; this is simply good safeguarding practice.
Students arriving and leaving as a result of medical appointments will need to be signed in and out by parents.
Medical Advice Booklet
Please see our Medical Advice Booklet which outlines advice for different illnesses. We are hoping that this will reassure you about when it is okay to send your child to school; for example, if they simply have a cold. If your child is mildly unwell, you can send them to school, safe in the knowledge that we can look after them and that we will always contact you if their condition worsens. Please note that 'tiredness' is not a reason to keep a child at home, and this will result in an unauthorised absence on your child's records.