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Park High School

Park High School

Reporting Absence from School

What you as Parent/Carer need to do if a child is absent:

  • If your child is going to be absent from school, please call the office in the morning on               Tel: 0208 952 2803 and press the relevant option; Please call before 9:45am to inform us of the reason for the absence.
  • You MUST call the school EVERY MORNING that your child is absent.
  • The office is open from 7:30am – 5pm; Messages can be left on the answer machine when the office is closed.
  • Please DO NOT e-mail tutors or Head of Year directly regarding absence.You can email the school office on info@parkhighstanmore.org.uk for the attention of the Attendance Team. 

What we will do

  • If your child is absent from school and we have not received a phone call or been previously advised of the absence, we will call you on the contact numbers you have provided us with (in priority order).

What you need to do when the child returns to school:

  • When your child returns to school, please enter a note in their contact book to cover the whole period of absence. 
  • Absence of more than 3 consecutive days, including days that go over a weekend will require proof of attending a doctor’s appointment, e.g. a stamped appointment card or they can bring in the medicine prescribed by the doctor.
  • There is a Medical Absence Confirmation Request Form that you can download from the school website to ask the Medical Receptionist or Doctor to sign and stamp.  The doctor should not charge for this.
  • Should your child’s attendance drop below 90% we will require a medical note for 1 day of absence. We can provide you with a Medical Absence Confirmation Request form to present to your GP surgery.

What to do when Hospital, Doctor or Dental appointments.

Please avoid making dentists, opticians, doctors or hospital appointments during school hours if possible. 

  • Appointment cards/letters must be provided beforehand if the appointment is during school hours and students must bring this to the school office.
  • You must put a note in their contact book as well as the appointment card/letter which they must show to their tutor and the school office when they sign out.
  • If you do not have an appointment card before they go you must obtain one once they have had a visit and they are to bring it to the school office.
  • The school will not authorise an absence until we have seen a letter or appointment card.

Please ensure that all of the contact numbers you provide are kept up to date.

If you feel that your child is trying to avoid coming into school, please let us know and we will offer you support and help to address any issues or concerns you or your child may have.

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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