St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School

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Reporting a child's absence due to illness


If your child is ill please:

  • Telephone 01344 424030
  • State clearly your child's name and class
  • Give the reason for absence i.e. the details of his/her illness. You can log a child's absence by one of the following methods: phone, email, ParentMail or Class Dojo.

A letter confirming you child's absence should be sent to the office or the class teacher on his/her return to school.


In the event of your child having an early appointment at the hospital, doctor or dentist, the school would ask that you give written notice of this to the class teacher or office. If it is an urgent appointment, please leave a message on the school answer phone.


Unfortunately, if we do not receive an explanation for your child not being in school, his/her's absence will be marked as unauthorised. 


For ll other absences, a 'Leave of Absence Form' should be completed. These can be obtained from the school office.