Leave of Absence & Sickness

If your child is away ill from school, it is essential to telephone the office before 9 am to explain the absence. If the class register shows your child to be absent and no telephone call has been received the school may telephone you at home or work to check with you the reason for the absence. A sickness note should always be sent when the child returns to school. If this note is not received, the school has an obligation to report unauthorised absences to the LEA’s truancy department.  Parents are advised to consider the detrimental implications on their child’s education as a result of constant and continuous absences as well as late arrivals.

Leave of Absence Requests

Parents should write to College and request permission if they wish leave of absence for their children during term time, giving a minimum of two weeks’ notice.