Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Attendance & Medical

Marden Lodge Primary School and Nursery School firmly believes that all children benefit from regular school attendance. A full and interrupted presence gives children the opportunity to fulfil their academic and social potential but also contributes significantly to establishing a positive leaning and work ethic.

The school recognises the importance of school holidays (12 weeks per year) for children to rest recuperate and enjoy spending quality time together as a family. The Head Teacher will not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances.rRegular and significant absence may initiate involvement with the Education Welfare Officer and result in possible fines and legal action

Sickness and Absence

  • If your child is absent, please phone the school on  the first day of absence and, if the absence is for more than one day, please continue to phone each day.
  • A text or email is sent from the school to parents when their child is absent.
  • For medical appointments during the school day, notification is required in advance. Appointment cards must be shown to the office. Routine appointments should be made outside of school hours. 

What happens if my child is late or unwell?

Parents need to phone the school office on the first day of a child’s absence and to phone every day until the child returns to school. Please read our Attendance policy for further details. Late arrivals for school will need to be signed into the school office with a reason clearly stated for the lateness.

In order for your children to maximise their progress in school it is expected that all children arrive in school on time. . Arriving late for school can be incredibly unsettling for children, this impacts on a child’s ability to learn- we therefore encourage parents to start school with the right habits.


If your child requires medicine to be administered during the school day, including self-administered medication such as inhalers, a form must be completed to accompany the medicine. All medicine must be clearly named and given into the School Office by the parent or carer.

See our attendance policy for more details.


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