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ColvillePrimary School

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Late/Absence Procedures

Should your child be ill please inform the class teacher or school secretary on the first day of absence. All families will be contacted by phone if no reason has been received for your child to be absent from school. If your child suffers sickness or diarrhea please ensure they have been clear of illness for 48 hours before they return to school.


Children who arrive late for school, after the register has been completed the children are recorded as having an absence.


Illness, dental and medical appointments are legitimate reasons for absence. If you plan for your child to take a day, or more, off school you must fill in a holiday request form before the event. Parents may request up to 10 school days, but it is at the headteacher’s discretion that they are granted. The beginning of terms and during SATs should be avoided.


Please remember time out of school does affect your child’s progress and it is not always possible to provide work at home.