Late/Absence Procedures

Good attendance at school is encouraged and contributes to great outcomes for our students. Where possible, please arrange routine appointments for outside of school hours.

We do, however, recognise that there will be times where your child is too ill to attend school or has an appointment that cannot be rearranged.

Please note:

  • If your child is unwell, you must contact your child’s transport provider or the main transport line (Derby City Council- Matthew Tristram: 01332 642716 and Derbyshire County Council: 01629 580000 ext. 36725) and then you must telephone the school office. You can either leave a message with the office staff or ask to speak to your child’s class team.
  • Appointments- Please complete a yellow form in advance (found in the back of your child's Home/School Diary) if your child has an arranged medical or professional appointment. You are welcome to pick up/ drop off your child from school to minimise their absence from school. Again, please remember to contact your transport provider in advance.

48 Hours Sickness Rule

If your child has a bout of sickness or diarrhoea (either before school or sent home from school ill) they must have been clear for 48 hours before returning to school. If your child suffers from any medical condition where side effects may involve these illnesses, please ring and speak to your child’s class team as soon as possible to ensure we know all relevant medical information.

Unauthorised absences

All unauthorised absences will be followed up. A member of school staff will be in contact with parents/carers if your child is absent and the school has not been informed.

St Andrew's Academy Absence Procedure

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