If your child is ill, we ask you to contact the school by telephone on the first day of absence. It is essential you inform the school promptly to avoid your child’s absence being marked as unauthorised. Please let us know if your child has an illness that is contagious or could affect vulnerable people. If your child has sickness or diarrhea please ensure they do not return to school until 72 hours after their last episode if they are under five and 48 hours for age five and over.