Illness and Absence


If a child is ill the parent must phone school on 01625 919610 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 has always had an extremely good absence record, with very few children being absent through illness. We will always contact parents to offer ways to support them if their child's attendance drops below expected levels.

Administration of medicines

If your child needs any medication whilst at school, please come to the main school office to complete and sign the medicine form. For further information please read our Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions policy on our Policies page 

Asthma & Inhalers

If your child is asthmatic, please come to the main school office to complete and sign the asthma form 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 in the Trust Policy section of our Policies page.


If you require paper copy of any school policies or medical forms, please come to the school office and speak to a member of the admin team who will be happy to help.