Our school attendance officer is Linda Philpot.  If you need to contact us regarding a child's attendance, to report an absence, or for any other general attendance queries please contact her directly:

Tel: 0115 9175959  |  Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A copy of our full attendance policy can be downloaded here:
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The information below relates to illness and coronavirus, and forms part of our measures to minimise both transmission within our school community and disruption to learning and enrichment activities. For more information about our coronavirus measures, please click here.

Symptoms of COVID-19, flu and common respiratory infections include:

  • continuous cough
  • high temperature, fever or chills
  • loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
  • shortness of breath
  • unexplained tiredness, lack of energy
  • muscle aches or pains that are not due to exercise
  • not wanting to eat or not feeling hungry
  • headache that is unusual or longer lasting than usual
  • sore throat, stuffy or runny nose
  • diarrhoea, feeling sick or being sick

Can my child attend school if they have coronavirus symptoms?

  • Anyone with a high temperature or who feels too unwell to attend school should not attend site until they are better.
  • Students who have symptoms that indicate that they are likely to have coronavirus  (or any other highly infectious illness) should stay at home until they are feeling better.
  • If your child has more than one of these symptoms but you do not think that they have coronavirus and they are well enough to be at school, we ask that you contact our Attendance Officer for a discussion before your child attends site.

When can my child return to school if they test positive for coronavirus?

  • Any students who test positive for coronavirus should not attend site for at least 3 days, and until they feel well.
  • We ask that any positive coronavirus tests are reported to school and that return to school arrangements are agreed in advance. Please contact Mrs Philpott, Attendance Officer or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Can my child attend site if another household member has tested positive for coronavirus?

  • Yes they can, but we do ask that you let us know by contacting our Attendance Officer or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Public Health guidance states that anyone with a household case of coronavirus or who has spent the night in the same house as anyone who has coronavirus should:

  • avoid contact with anyone they know who is at higher risk of becoming severely unwell if they are infected with COVID-19
  • limit close contact with other people outside their household, especially in crowded, enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces
  • wear a well-fitting face covering made with multiple layers or a surgical face mask if they do need to have close contact with other people, or they are in a crowded place
  • wash their hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitiser

As it is impossible to limit close contacts on our school site, we ask that

  • we are notified of any confirmed or likely household coronavirus cases
  • people with household cases where a mask as much as possible indoors (unless exempt) and regularly clean their hands