Our Lady's Abingdon - Pupil Absence

Pupil Absence

Reporting and Requesting Pupil Absence and Covid-19 Information

Lower School

For absence due to illness please call the School Office 01235 524658 or email attendance@ola.org.uk.

For medical and dental appointments please email your child’s class teacher to request permission for absence.

For all other planned absence please make your request in good time to the Head of OLA, email headspa@ola.org.uk. All requests are considered on an individual basis.

Senior School including OLA 6th

For absence due to illness please call the School Office 01235 524658 or email attendance@ola.org.uk in the first instance. If you also ‘cc’ the Form Tutor as a secondary source, this will ensure that the registration process is completed appropriately and avoids any situation in which a pupil will be misregistered.

For medical and dental appointments please email your child’s Form Tutor to request permission for absence.

For all other planned absence please make your request in good time to the Head of OLA, email headspa@ola.org.uk. All requests are considered on an individual basis.

Covid-19

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England. These changes came into force on Friday 1 April. Please see below for a summary of these changes:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND and alternative provision. Therefore, our schools will no longer be able to order test kits and we are no longer able to hand out any test kits to staff or pupils, unless advised otherwise by our local health protection team, local authority or director of public health.
  • Children and young people, who are unwell and have a high temperature, should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
  • If your child has a positive COVID-19 test result, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.

The latest government guidance can be found here:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

Please follow government guidelines if you or your child develop symptoms, and inform the School as soon as possible by email to Nurse@ola.org.uk and Attendance@ola.org.uk if either you or your child test positive.