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Should I keep my child at home?

Regular attendance at school is extremely important, and ensuring this for your child demonstrates how much you value their development and want the best for their future.

We do understand that children are sometimes too unwell to attend school and that deciding when to keep your child at home can be tricky.

The advice you will find here will help you to make the best decision for your child.

Remember that you can display any information on our website in your language by clicking on the dropdown arrow above.

On the Healthier Together website (see link below), this is also possible, along with the ability to read out information aloud.


If you are still unsure, please contact the main school office on 0114 249 4036, and our staff will be happy to advise you further.


We will never keep a sick child in school, so always ensure that we have an up-to-date contact number so that we can contact you if your child needs to go home early.

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