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Report an Absence

We encourage parents to inform the school of their child’s absence through illness by 8:30am by completing this form or by emailing the school (absence@vineyard.richmond.sch.uk). This provides reassurance of your child’s safety in the event that you cannot be contacted by telephone.

Please note, after completing this form (or emailing), you do NOT need to phone the school.

Please note that the school requires formal confirmation of medical appointments. For information on other procedures and requirements in the event of your child being absent from school, please visit the 'Absence & Attendance' section of our website, which can be found under 'Parents'.

Please make sure that you take your child for a PCR test (not a lateral flow test) if there is a recent onset of any of the following:

- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

Please keep your child at home until you receive the results and notify the school once you receive them.

If your child has had a bout of vomiting or diarrhoea we ask that they do not return to school for 48 hours after the last bout.

Regular attendance is crucial in securing every student’s educational development and ensuring they achieve their full potential. Irregular attendance leads to educational disadvantage and also places children at risk.

The Vineyard supports parents and staff to work in partnership to ensure the good attendance of its pupils. Every child is set a target of at least 97% attendance.

Thank you.