Reporting illness

If your child is feeling unwell and will not be coming to school, please let us know as soon as possible by phoning (01904) 555271. The school office is staffed from 8:30am, however, before this time you can leave a message on our answer phone. If we don't know why your child is not in school, we will contact you by phone as soon as possible after class registration.

When your child is well enough to return to school, please be aware that we will only administer medicine that has been prescribed by a doctor. Please click here to see our Administering Medicines policy for further information or here for our Asthma policy. 

All absences must be reported to the office by 9.30am on the morning of the first absence. We are required by law to mark this in the register. In the interest of safety, if we not do not receive an explanation we will make contact with you on the first day of your child’s absence.

Please try and avoid making any medical appointments during the school day. Any appointments made please ensure you have informed the school office.

Good attendance is at the heart of good progress. Children only get one chance at school, and your child’s chances of successful future may be significantly affected by not attending regularly.
Children who attend school regularly:

  • Keep up with their school work.
  • Make friends and enjoy the social side of school life.
  • Have a better chance of getting a good job in the future.

The Government has made it clear that Parents/Carers do not have the right to take their children out of school for a holiday during term time. Only in exceptional circumstances will school authorise holiday during term time. A form must be submitted to the school. Each application will be considered individually. Special circumstances may include:

  • Service personnel and other employees who are prevented from taking holidays outside term time if the holiday will have minimal disruption to the pupil’s education.
  • When a family needs to spend time together to support each other during or after a crisis.

Under the Anti – social behaviour act 2008 penalty notices (fines) can be issued to parents whose children are absent without permission of the school.

Tang Hall School ensures children with excellent attendance and punctuality are rewarded.