If your child is absent, please inform the office as soon as possible on (01825) 762827 and press 1 for absences. Please leave a brief reason for the absence. If you do keep your child at home, it's important to phone us on the first day. If your child is well enough to come to school, but has an infection that could be passed on, such as a cold sore or head lice, please let us know.

Use this NHS guide to see what illnesses may require you to keep you child away from school under normal circumstances.


We respectfully remind you that if your child has been absent due to diarrhoea and/or vomiting, they should not return to school until 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.

Is my child too ill for school? It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school when they're unwell. There are government guidelines: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/

26:11:21 Letter to Parents_Carers ReducingImpactofC-19.pdf


Follow the NHS advice on symptoms and how to help stop germs like coronavirus spreading. 


Please see ESCC letter regarding Parents’ and carers’ role in reducing the impact of COVID-19 this winter.