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Absence Through Sickness

Parents are asked to telephone (020 8748 6117) or email the school office ( as soon as possible after 8.00 a.m. if a child is to be absent through sickness. Please note that if your child is sick for a continuous period of 5 days or more (including weekends) you are eligible to apply for a refund of school fees through our Fees Refund Scheme. Claim forms are available from the Admin Office.

Absence: Leaving the School Premises
Should a pupil need to leave school during or before the end of the day to attend a medical/dental appointment, please email to request permission.

Once permission has been granted:

  • Prep pupils (8s-12s) must sign out in Reception
  • Senior pupils (13s-15s) and Sixth Form students must sign out in the Senior School Secretary's office.

All other requests for absense should be made in writing to the Headmaster well in advance.

Missed Work due to Absence (Prep and Senior Pupils)

Absence due to sickness for 1 or 2 days
If a pupil is absent due to sickness for up to 2 consecutive days, it is his/her responsibility to liaise with subject teachers on his/her return to school to catch up on any missed work.

Absence due to sickness for more than 2 days
If a pupil is sick for more than two days, his/her parent/guardian must contact the subject teachers directly via email to request the missed work. Teachers will endeavour to reply within 48 hours.

All other absences
If a pupil knows that he/she will be missing 1 or more days of school, he/she must collect his/her work from the subject teachers prior to the absence.

Missed Work due to Absence (Sixth Form)
If a Sixth Form student misses school due to sickness or for any other reason, it is the student’s responsibility to liaise with relevant subject teachers to catch up on missed work.

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