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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 ( 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'.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – 37.3 upwards
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

If you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 10 days from when your symptoms started. If you or one of your household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 10 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. If possible, please get a test as soon as possible and notify the school of the results.

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.