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Camelsdale Primary

A Flying Start to a Learning Life

Pupil Attendance

Being around teachers and friends in a school is the best way for pupils to learn and reach their potential.
Time in school also keeps children safe and provides access to extra-curricular opportunities and pastoral care.
That’s why school attendance is so important and why the Government is committed to tackling the issues that might cause some children to miss school unnecessarily.
Here’s what you need to know about school attendance.

Attendance Policy

Pupil Absence From School Due To Illness

To report your child's absence from school due to illness, please telephone our Office Team on 01428 642 177 before 8.55am on the day of absence and on all subsequent days your child remains off school.

Please consult the advice below from The Public Health Agency with regards to when your child should stay off school and when your child should return to school.

advice on when to return to school following various illnesses

 *Please note that it is West Sussex policy that ALL illnesses resulting in antibiotics (including Scarlet Fever) being administered that children remain at home for 48 hours from the start of the course to ensure there are no adverse side-effects and for the medication to be given a full chance to start to work.