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Absence

Absence Reporting

In routine matters of absence we would be grateful if parents would contact the school before 8:30am ON EACH DAY OF ABSENCE. If your child has a medical appointment that interrupts their school day please ensure that we are also made aware of this.

  •  Please call on 0118 901 5600
  •  Alternatively please email the school (attendance@reading-school.co.uk) on each day of    absence.
  • Or login to the Parent Portal to send absence notifications

If we do not have a reason for a pupil’s absence, under our First Day Response system contact will be made with home.

If a child becomes ill whilst at school he will be looked after until such time as the child is able to return home. The school does have a dedicated first aider who can provide medical assistance where necessary. Contact will also be made with the parents as rapidly as possible. In an emergency, an ambulance may be called to take the child to the hospital. We respectfully ask that if your child has a minor ailment (e.g.cold or cough) that they attempt a day in school. Our school medical office will make contact with you to arrange for you to collect your child if they feel that he is not well enough to be in school. Alternatively, quiet spaces can be provided for your child to work in.

IMPORTANT: PUPILS WHO SUFFER DIARRHOEA / VOMITING SHOULD NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER THE LAST EPISODE OF VOMITING OR DIARRHOEA.

Permission will not be given for absence during term time. Any request for Leave of Absence should be made using the form on our website, (Request for Leave of Absence from School during Term Time  ) which is also available from Reception. Any absence during term time has a detrimental effect on learning and social interactions. Students with poor attendance may be invited to an Attendance Action Plan meeting or be required to provide medical evidence for any absence or appointment, in consultation with the Education Welfare Service.

It is extremely important that emergency contact numbers are kept up to date. Please inform us immediately if personal details change, by amending these details via the Parent Portal or by emailing secretary@reading-school.co.uk