If your child is ill it is important that you inform the college on each day of his/her absence. You will need to inform the college as soon as possible. Please leave a clear message spelling out your son/daughter's full name, form, the form tutor's name and a brief reason for his/her absence.  You are asked to telephone into the college for every day your child is absent. If your child is suffering from sickness, Covid-19 or diarrhoea, he/she should not return to school until 24 hours after the symptoms have ceased.

Should your child be ill in school then he/she should go straight to the school office who will contact you should he/she be deemed ill enough to go home. Pupils are not to contact parents/guardians by personal mobile phone before they visit the school office to report that they are unwell.

Planned Absences

Please make appointments with doctors, dentists etc. out of school time. Parents/Guardians should note that pupils who need to attend a doctor or dental appointment in school time should be collected from school by a parent/guardian.

In general, leave of absence will not be granted other than in exceptional circumstances, such as on compassionate grounds.  An application for leave of absence must be submitted to the Principal.