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Long Ditton Infant And Nursery School

Long Ditton Infant And Nursery School

The Heart of Long Ditton since 1911


It is really important that children attend school regularly; even just a few days missed will have an impact on your child's learning.


However, if your child is ill then they should stay at home. If your child has had sickness or diarrhoea you should keep them off school for 48 hours after the last bout.


If your child is not able to attend school, it is really important that you telephone the school office before 9am on 0208 398 4398.


Please leave a message with:

  • child's name
  • class
  • why they are absent from school (including details of any illness)
  • whether they have a school dinner or packed lunch


Should your child have medical or other appointments, we require evidence in the way of a letter or appointment card in order for us to authorise the absence.


Should your child have excessive illness, we will also require documentation from your GP/Specialist in order to authorise.


Absence Requests During Term Time

Holiday requests during term time will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. 


The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 specify that:

"...a leave of absence shall not be granted unless an application has been made in advance to the Headteacher by a parent (with whom the pupil normally resides); and

the Headteacher considers that the leave of absence should be granted due to the exceptional circumstances relating to that application."


Parents/Carers must complete an Exceptional Leave of Absence request before the absence takes place.


Please see our attendance policy for more information.