Alexander McLeod Primary School

Illness and Absence

When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school. A few simple guidelines can help. You can always contact the school for advice.

Not every illness needs to keep your child from school. If you keep your child away from school, be sure to inform the school on the first day of their absence by 9.00 am.

Use common sense when deciding whether or not your child is too ill to attend school. Ask yourself the following questions.

Is your child well enough to do the activities of the school day? If not, keep your child at home.

Does your child have a condition that could be passed on to other children or school staff? If so, keep your child at home.

Click here for the NHS Guideline for Schools