Illness and Absence


If a child is ill the parent must phone school before the end of registration (9:00am). If a child becomes ill at school, we will inform the parents as soon as possible. Children with certain contagious illnesses are not allowed to attend school. Please phone and check if necessary.


Children should not be taken out of school for any other reason. Routine dental and medical appointments should be made outside the school day. Holidays are not authorised and are not permitted during term time.

Ash Grove Academy currently has an extremely good absence record, with very few children being absent through illness. We issue termly attendance reports to inform parents which attendance band their child/children fall into. Please see attendance bands below.

Administration of medicines

If your child needs any medication whilst at school, please complete and sign the medicine form. For futher information please read our medicines policy.

Asthma & Inhalers

If your child is asthmatic, please complete and sign the asthma form (appendix 1 only) so we can add your child to our register. Please ensure your child has an inhaler for use in school and that this is in date. For further information please read our asthma policy.