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Reporting Absence

Absence

If your child is absent, please telephone the school admin team as soon as possible - ideally before 9am on the first day of absence (and each subsequent day of absence) on 0113 2671222.  For parents who are registered to ParentMail you can notify us of your child’s absence in this way immediately using the 'Report Absence' button once you are logged in to your account.

Planned absences in term time will only be approved by the Head teacher in exceptional circumstances.  A Leeds City Council exceptional circumstances request form must be completed (see below).  Holidays in term time interrupt continuity of teaching and learning and will not be authorised.

We also have afternoon registration at 1.00pm.  If for any reason your child is absent in the morning but is returning to school in the afternoon they must be signed in at the office by their parent or carer.  They can then join their classes for afternoon registration at 1.00pm prompt. 

Illness

If your child is unwell we would encourage them to remain at home until they are fully fit.  If your child has improved by lunchtime we would welcome that child coming into school at 1pm for afternoon registration.

If your child is ill whilst at school, we contact you by telephone and children will be cared for until you arrive. Please ensure that we have two primary contacts in case your child becomes ill in school and also in case of emergency.  Minor accidents i.e. cut and grazes, are dealt with in school and you will receive an accident form if your child has been given any formal treatment.

If your child either Vomits or has Diarrhea they must not return to school until 48 hours after the last episode.  

From 5th November 2018 we will not adminster any medication that has not been prescribed by a doctor.  Our current Medicine Administration Policy is awaiting full ratification by the Governing Body and will be published shortly.  In the meantime if your child requires any medication administering whilst at school please contact the School Admin Team.

ABSENCE - EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Bramhope Primary School is committed to reducing the number of holidays that take place in term time.  For any absence that is planned School must be notified in advance and a Leeds City Council Exceptional Circumstances Form completed - available from the School Office.  This form is then reviewed by the Headteacher and the absence will be authorised or not.  The exceptional circumstances request form can be obtained from the School Office.  Holidays in term time will not be authorised.