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Regular attendance at school is important and Redbridge is determined to improve attendance and to reduce unauthorised absence at all its schools. Fairlop Primary School has adopted the Redbridge recommended Attendance Policy; absences will be authorised for a maximum of 3 days, and only granted for circumstances defined as exceptional by the policy, (not holidays).

Unauthorised Absense

Parents are advised that on the second day of any unauthorised absence, the Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) will be informed and that you may be liable to a Fixed Penalty Notice  fine of up to £120. Unauthorised absence of 10 days or more may lead to a child being removed from the school roll.

Children who are unwell

Please do not send your child to school if s/he is unwell, but phone the school on the first day of absence. If a child becomes unwell during the day we will contact you if they have a raised temperature, have been physically sick or obtained an injury that requires a hospital visit.

Childhood Illness - Please view the NHS guidance on whether your child can attend school if they are unwell.

Minor accidents and injuries are dealt with by a trained member of staff and recorded in the Accident Book. All accidents and injuries suffered at school are reported to and monitored by the Governing Body.

The school is able, in special circumstances, to administer prescribed medication to children. The parent/carer must complete the appropriate form available from the school office. The school may administer non-prescription medications i.e. antihistimes / Calpol / Ibuprofen / eczema creams as long as the medication is clearly labelled and only used by that individual child. Asthma inhalers are stored in Welfare. Eye drops, eardrops or nasal sprays cannot be administered by staff members but supervision can be given if the child can self-administer.  All administered medication is logged and all medication is stored in a lockable, but accessible, cupboard in the Welfare room.

All unused medicines, including out of date auto injectors, must be returned to the parent / carer.