Wood End School

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF

01582 761636

admin@woodend.herts.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Learning Together
Respecting Each Other

Attendance

If your child is ill and cannot attend school, you must let us know before 9.15am that day by calling the office on 01582 761636. We would also like to know roughly when you expect your child to return. If they can’t return by the expected date, please tell the office to revise your estimate. If you are unsure when they will return, you must call each day before 9.15am.

If your child has sickness or diarrhoea, in line with the Health Authority’s recommendation, you must keep them at home for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

If your child is away for three days or more, you must write to us explaining the reason on their return to school. If your child has a serious or recurring medical problem, it is vital that you let us know.

Children should not bring medicines into school. If your child should need to take medicines during the school day, we are happy for a parent or nominated person to come to school to ensure correct dosage is received (but please report to the school office).

If your child has an accident or becomes unwell and is clearly unable to continue to stay at school, we will always contact you or the person nominated by you.

We don’t need to be informed of medical appointments in writing, but please tell your child’s teacher, and let the office know if the appointment affects lunch arrangements.

Requests for Absence

The application form for a leave of absence can be found here.

You can download our attendance leaflet here.