Drake Primary School and Little Pirates Child Care

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Absence Procedures

Absence of your child must be reported to the school office. Please call and leave a message or speak to a member of staff.


Children suffering from sickness or diarrhoea must be excluded from the school for a minimum of 48 hours from the last episode of illness. This in line with the national ‘Health Protection for schools, nurseries and other childcare facilities’ from Public Health England.


Further information can be found here:


The link below is an exclusion table which explains if, and how long, a child would need to be away from school if they had a variety of common illnesses.

If you are having trouble with using the medical absence form provided, please email the office with the following information - 

Name of child - 

Class - 

Date of absence - 

Time out of school - 

Reason for absence - 

Proof (appointment card/letter/text) -  

Signature of parent/carer - 

Date - 

With reference to coronavirus, please use the guide to absence