The New Forest CofE Primary School & Nursery

Attendance & Absence


If your child is going to be absent on any given school day, it is important to contact us, via e-mail or telephone,  providing the relevant reasons before 9:30am.

Please be honest with us, we appreciate that all children will be unavoidably  ill at times. If you require your child to be absent for any other reason please contact us using the appropriate forms below with at least two week's notice if at all possible.

If your child has sickness and/or diarrhea then please keep them home for 48 hours after the last episode.   

Please do not send your child to school if they have a fever.

Supporting Your Child's Attendance

Absence request form

Leave of Absence leaflet for parents

Please see Wiltshire County Council's webpage for more information regarding absence