When your child is unwell it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school. Not every illness will prevent a child from attending school. For guidance around whether your child should go to school you may find it helpful to visit the NHS Choices page. Remember you can always call the school office who would be happy to talk to you and should always contact us if your child is likely to be absent and the likely duration.
The School Nursing service works in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that children's health needs are supported within their school and their community. To find out further information about school nursing please click here.
Request for Absence
It is the parents’ legal duty to ensure their child attends school regularly. Since September 2013 headteachers have only been able to grant a leave of absence for exceptional circumstances. A family holiday or travelling abroad is not considered to be an exceptional reason. If you wish to request an absence from school due to exceptional circumstances please contact the school office.
Please see below for attendance guidance and information on Fixed Penalty Notices.
Please click here for HCC guidance on possible penalties for non-attendance
Penalty Notice Warning in accordance with Hampshire County Council's Code of Conduct:
If a child has any unauthorised absence during any formal examinations, testing or assessment as publicised via our school website or parent/carer newsletters this will result in the issuing of a Penalty Notice for non-attendance.