When pupils are unable to attend school as a result of illness, the school does not normally expect them to carry out school work at home whilst ill. The school acknowledges that, in circumstances of illness, pupils are unlikely to be able to complete work to their normal standards and in any case may be unable to do so as a result of missing crucial aspects of a lesson.

It is school policy that pupils who have missed work are expected to take it upon themselves to catch up this work after their return to school. This includes copying up missed notes, and asking the teacher if there is anything in them that they don’t understand.

Short‐term absence (less than or equal to 3 days) through illness is very common and affects a large number of pupils during the course of the year. It is not practical for teaching staff to set work for these pupils on every such occasion. Parents are therefore advised that we will only consider requests for work for pupils to do at home when the absence through illness exceeds 3 school days.

NB: work will not be provided for pupils who take holidays during term time.