Reporting Illness at Abacus

If your child is unwell and cannot attend school please ring/text us before 8.55 a.m.


If we do not know why your child is absent they may be shown as having an unauthorised absence!

Always follow up an absence with a note to the teacher on the first day of return after illness.


Some illnesses are contagious and children are not allowed in school until they are completely well.

Contagious illness include things like chicken pox, flu etc. If you are not sure, check with your doctor.

(Please refer to Attendance Policy for more details).





If your child is not well while in school we will contact you to collect them.

Please make sure that your contact details are up to date.


If your child has any allergies or requires treatment for a more serious ailment (i.e. diabetes) please make sure that we know about it.

Guidance on infection control in Schools and other childcare settings.
Medicines in School

Please see our "Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy"

Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs Policy

Holiday Absence

As of the 1st September 2013, the Education Regulations were amended by the Department for Education, to now state

that a Headteacher may not grant any leave of absence during term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances.


If you wish to apply for Leave of Absence for your child, please complete the form below and return to the school office.

Leave of Absence Form
Abacus Primary School