Reporting pupil absences:
If your child is ill, please contact the school office each day of absence before 9am.
We have introduced a new, more efficient and secure system for reporting your child’s absence due to illness.
Any absence reporting can be done through schoolcomms.
To report a pupil absence simply send a message (using the message tab on the app) and we can mark absence directly to the register.
If you haven't already done so please download the school gateway app.
There is a dedicated answer phone, call 0115 9110193 and select option 1 for pupil absence.
Medical/dentist appointments - please use the message tab to also advise the office of any appointments that your child may be attending.
Absence requests - if you would like to take you child out of school for part of the day or a family holiday/occasion . Please use the link below to complete the absence request form.
This must be completed two weeks prior to the absence.
Vomiting and diarrhoea
Children with diarrhoea and/or vomiting should be kept off school until 48 hours after their symptoms have gone.
Scarlet fever is highly contagious. If your child is diagnosed with Scarlet fever, guidance states they should not return to school until 24 hours after initial treatment has been given. For more information click on the document below.
If your child needs medication at school, please hand it to the school office or your child's class teacher as soon as your child arrives at school.
Children are not allowed medication in their bags (this includes throat lozenges).
If your child has an ongoing medical condition, (including asthma) we will need you to complete a full health care plan for your child, in order for us to manage your child's health whilst in school. Please contact Mrs Adele Johnson via the school office to discuss this.
When sending in any medication to school either non-prescribed or prescribed it must be provided in it's full packaging, clearly marked with your child's name.
Parents will receive a notification from Medicaltracker to advise that their child has bumped their head and message will be sent home. Please observe the child for 72 hours post injury and seek medical advice if they develop any of the following: sickness;, a headache that does not go away with painkillers; out of character irritability; fluids from ears or nose; or changes to eye pupil size.
We use wrist bands in school to help staff identify the children who have had a head bump and need to be observed post injury.