Absence & Illness

If your child is absent from school you must inform the school office by telephone on each day of absence before 9am.  If you do not inform the school office of the absence as part of the schools safeguarding procedures the school office will contact you to find out the reason for your childs' absence.
 
School Office Telephone Number: 01785 712488
 
The link below has more advice and information from Staffordshire County Council
 
If a child becomes unwell during school time we will contact you on the emergency contacts you have nominated, please keep us informed of any changes in contact details.
 
It is appreciated if staff are kept informed of any problems or unusual circumstances relating to your child, information will be dealt with sensitively and with discretion.
 
Children should not bring medicines to school unless it is absolutely necessary.  Advice from the school nurse and the LEA is that medicine needing to be taken three times a day can be taken before school, after school and at bedtime.
Medicine that is required four times a day (required at lunch-time or before food) will be given, providing that it is a prescribed medicine that is clearly labelled with the child's name and dosage.  This must be accompanied by a permission form from the child's parent/guardian, permission forms are available from the school office, staff cannot administer medicine without this.  The completed form and medicine must be handed in at the school office before school starts and collected from there at the end of the school day.  Children must not keep any medicine in their school bags.
 
Some illnesses and allergies (eg asthma or diabetes) require long term medication, please contact the Headteacher in these cases so that individual arrangements can be made.