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Absence / Illness

Children with general sickness such as a stomach bug or diarrhoea should follow the usual 48 hour guidance of non-attendance at school. Cases where children suffer Corona style symptoms such as a high temperature or cough, should self-isolate for 7 days. In the event of a confirmed case of Coronavirus, the respective class group at school will be immediately shut down and all children and relevant members of staff will need to self-isolate for 14 days.


Where a child is sick, staff will wear PPE equipment and children will be taken to a separate room which will be ventilated where they will be isolated from staff and other children. A member of staff will check on the child from a safe distance to check on their wellbeing but will not be in the room with them and, once contacted, parents will need to pick up without delay.


In the event of general staff illness, parents will be informed, as soon as possible and the group will be closed until the member of staff returns. We will not be using supply cover during this time for several reasons. Firstly, most agencies are closed and we would envisage supply will be difficult to engage. More importantly, in minimising risks, we do not want to have adults in the building who may have been in many settings over recent days thereby exacerbating risk.

Attendance information during the COVID-19 pandemic


Reopening the school from 1st June

The school is proposing to reopen the school to the following year groups on the 1st June.  Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. The school will continue to be open for Critical Worker children and vulnerable pupils.


Confirmation of attendance

Parents should confirm if their child will attend from the 1st June or whether they are keeping their child at home during this period. The Government has confirmed that parents will not be penalised if they chose to keep their child at home and Penalty fines will not be issued. 


School Opening times

The school will operate staggered drop off and collection times. 


Monday to Thursday:

Critical worker pupils and vulnerable group pupils:  8.45 am to 3.15 pm

Year 6 – 9.00 am to 3.05 pm

Year 1 – 9.15 am to 2.55 pm

EYFS  -  9.30 am  to 2.40 pm



Critical worker pupils:  8.45am to 3.15pm

Year 6 – 8.55am to 12.30 pm

Year 1 – 9.05am to 12.15 pm

EYFS  -  9.30am to 12 noon


Reporting Absence

Parents should inform the school office if their child is expected to attend school but is unwell, for any reason.


As part of our safeguarding duty the school will contact any parent who has confirmed that their child will be returning to school but has not arrived.  This is in line with ‘Procedures for following up absence’ section in the main Attendance document.



We request that parents are punctual when dropping off and collecting their child.