Report an Absence

What to do if your child is poorly?

Please contact the school office on the first morning of any absence before 9.30 am.  You can do this by either telephoning the office on 023 9266 1192 or alternatively email

If you are not sure if your child is well enough to come to school, please click on the link below for some helpful advice.

                   Is my child too poorly for school?

What to do if your child has a medical appointment?

If your child has a medical appointment ie. doctor, dentist or optician's appointment, please send them to school and collect them after Registration.  It is also important to return your child to school after the appointment so that they are here for Afternoon Registration and lessons.

What to do if your child requires medicine in school?

To support your child's return to school we are happy to supervise the administering of prescription medicine if parents have given the school written consent by completing and signing a Medicine Request Information Form.  Click on the link below to access the form and complete and bring it to the school office.  Alternatively you can collect a copy at the School Office.

                       Medicine Request Information Form


Headteachers may not grant leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

This means that we will not authorise leave of absence for family holidays during term time, unless we are satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances.

Please ask at the school office for more information.

                         Leave of Absence Form

The Miss School, Miss Out campaign aims to improve school attendance levels in Portsmouth by highlighting to parents / carers and pupils what they can achieve if they have good attendance and reach their full potential as well as illustrating how missing school can limit their future lives.

See the Portsmouth City Council's page for more information: