Please contact the school on the first morning of absence if your child is too ill to attend. If we do not hear from you, the office staff will call you to find out why your child is not in school. If your child has been sick or has diarrhoea, we request that they stay at home for 48 hours after their symptoms have gone. In this way, we can try to prevent the infection spreading to others.

The local authority has produced the leaflet below to help parents make the right choices and to provide guidance on the correct action to take when your child is ill.

ERYC School Absence Leaflet (it is important that you also please read our additional information which relates to our school)


The 2016/17 attendance average was 96% which equals the national average.  Additional measures have been taken to try to improve attendance. This includes:

  • letters to parents to inform them when their child's absence is causing us concern
  • a request to see medical appointment letters if you take your child out of school for an appointment
  • publication of class attendance data on our monthly newsletter


2017 Autumn Term data shows that attendance has now risen to 96.6%. We thank parents for their co-operation in this matter.