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St Louis Catholic Academy

St Louis
Catholic Academy

Attendance

Illness Absence

TELL US ABOUT AN UNPLANNED ABSENCE

Whether it’s because of illness, or any other reason, we need to know when and why your child is not in school. Contact us by phone, or e-mail:

Tel: 01638 662719

E-Mail - admin@stlouisacademy.co.uk

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT AN ABSENCE IN ADVANCE

All absences (including medical appointments) must be requested in advance.

 

When children are unwell they should be kept at home. There are no qualified medical personnel at the school, only basic first-aid, and facilities for looking after sick children are very limited. If a child has been sick they should not return to school until they have been well for at least 48 hours.

If your child is absent from school through illness, please telephone the school, choosing Option 1, and leave a message on the absence line before 8.50am each and every day your child is absent so their absence is accounted for.

Please leave the following information in your message:

  • Your child’s name.
  • His/her class.
  • Reason for absence.
  • Your relationship to the child.

The Admin Team will chase parents who have not phoned in confirming reasons for absence, via phone, text messaging and in writing.

  • Contact information can be found on the right and on the Contact Us page.

What to do if you are late

Following Government guidelines introduced during the Summer of 2005, we must ask that if your child is late you bring them to Reception to be signed in. Anyone late after the close of register at 9.05 a.m. is recorded as an unauthorised absence even though present in school for the rest of the morning.

All absences (including medical appointments) must be requested in advance otherwise they will be recorded as unauthorised. Forms for requesting absence can be obtained from the school Reception.

If you collect your child early from school for any reason, you must also sign them out in Reception. As with the signing in process you must record in the register on the sheet provided for your child’s class:

  • Today’s Date.
  • Your Child’s Name.
  • Reason for lateness or leaving early.
  • Parent’s signature.
  • Time In.
  • Time Out.

Collecting your child during school

Parents must inform teachers in advance if a child has a medical or dental appointment during school hours.

It will be necessary for the parent/guardian to sign a temporary absence form when the child is collected from the classroom. Children are not permitted to wait at the front door of the school and must be collected from their class.

All absences (including medical appointments) must be requested in advance otherwise they will be recorded as unauthorised. Forms for requesting absence can be obtained from the school office.