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How to report my child's absence

If your child is unwell


Depending on the nature of the child’s illness, it may still be appropriate to send them into school. Low level coughs and colds are almost always present in young children. It actually helps to send them to school to build their resilience and resistance to common viruses.

However, if your child is very poorly and is unable to come to school, please ring the school line on 01628 600300 or email


The NHS exclusion table is a good guide to how many exclusion days a child may need if they contract common viruses