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Absence requests

If your child is unwell and cannot attend school

If your child is unwell, you should call the school (leave a message if needed) or email to report your child as not in school due to illness. Please do not send your child to school until 48 hours after their last bout of sickness or diarrhoea, or if they are unwell.

Information on seeking requesting absence from school for your child during term time  

Sonning Church of England Primary School, The Keys Academy Trust, Wokingham Borough Council and the government all believe that absence during term time should be avoided as it can have a damaging effect on pupils’ education and overall achievement. However, it is recognised that there may be exceptional reasons which may justify authorisation of an absence by the school.

Please be advised that Wokingham’s Children’s Services and the Department for Education have advised schools to only authorise leave of absence/holidays in exceptional circumstances. Therefore, the school will not approve any absence in term time, except in such circumstances. Please complete the section below and return to school at least four weeks before the requested absence where at all possible.