If your child is unwell, the best place for him/her is home. Please note that the advice from the Control of Infection Unit is that a child should remain absent from school for 48 hours after vomiting or diarrhoea. Parents are requested to inform school at the earliest opportunity of the reason for their child’s absence. The benefit of consistent, regular and punctual attendance is a full access to the curriculum and we seek for a partnership with families to promote a positive attitude to this. Parents are requested to avoid term time holidays in order to cause as little disruption as possible to their child’s education. Only in exceptional circumstances may permission be granted for absence during term time – please contact the school for a copy of our absence policy if required.