On the first morning of your child’s illness, please telephone the school office, preferably before 9.20am. If leaving an answer phone message, please state who you are, your child’s name and class, and the reason for absence. Once your child returns to school, the absence must be confirmed in writing. Most absence is due to illness, but should there be a reason other than illness, you will still need to inform the Academy Principal in writing before an authorised absence can be agreed. If your child must attend a medical or education appointment during school hours, please confirm the details in writing with the school in advance of the appointment date.