Radipole Primary School

Happy, kind and brave.

Together we learn, together we grow, together we soar.

Late/Absence Procedures

If your child is unwell, please inform the school by 9.30 on their first day of absence and any subsequent days thereafter. Absences can be reported by calling the school office on (01305) 783353 or via the absence tab on the Parentmail App. A verbal message from a child is not acceptable and any unexplained absences will be followed up. If your child has to leave school during the school day, (for example for an appointment or because they have been taken ill) you will need to inform the class teacher, inform and provide a copy of the appointment letter to the school office, if appropriate and sign your child out on the day. If they return that day, you must sign them back in.


In the unfortunate event of your child becoming ill during school time, we will always contact you or the emergency contact numbers you have provided on the school admissions from. Please ensure we have up-to-date contact details at all times.


If you plan to take your child out of school during term-time you must complete a leave of absence request form, obtainable from the school office. Please note that in line with government guidelines, absence for this reason will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. The Local Authority may take legal action following your child’s unauthorised absence.