Absences/Illness and Medication in School

First Day Contact/Absence Procedures


Parents and carers are expected to inform school by 9.30am with the reason for absence each day their child is not in, this can be done via telephone on 01827 896666. Or Class Dojo message to Mrs Clifton/Mrs Bevan or via email office@stoneydelph.staffs.sch.uk.  


If notification by the parent/carer is not received by 9.30am on the first day of absence, a telephone call or text message will be made to the parent/carer to determine the reason for non-attendance.  In cases where the school is unable to ascertain a reason for absence, the session will be recorded as unauthorised (O).  Where children are absent for second and subsequent days (this does not have to be consecutive) and there has been no contact from parents/carers, Mrs Claire Bevan, School Liaison & Support Officer, will attempt to make contact via telephone, home visit or letter. Should the unexplained absence continue and a child’s attendance falls below 95% the attendance procedures will be followed. 

If your child has an illness that may be contagious, please check with the school office before sending your child to school. 

If your child has suffered with sickness or diarrhoea, please keep them at home for 48 hours after the last bout. 


We are only able to administer medication prescribed by a doctor when an indemnity form has been completed.  These are available from the school office.  Medication must be handed in to the class teacher or at the office and should not be kept in your child’s bag.  If it is necessary for your child to take medication longer term, a care plan will be created by Mrs Bevan in consultation with you.


Online Medicine Form 

Medical Appointments 

Missing school for a medical appointment is counted as an authorised absence however; parents/carers should try to make these out of school hours.  Where this is not possible, the student should only be out of school for a minimum amount of time necessary with appointments being made at the beginning or end of the day to minimise disruption to the school day. 


Illness at school

In cases where a student is unwell at school, parents/carers will be contacted, who should then arrange for the child to be collected from school.  Please ensure school has your up to date contact details as well as work telephone numbers.