St. Mary's Catholic Primary School & Nursery

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REPORT A PUPIL ABSENCE

Please telephone the school office on 01257 262811 and select option 1.  Leave your name, your child's name and year group and the reason for their absence & details of their illness.  

Please note that if your child has vomited or experience diarrhoea, they must remain absent from school for a full 48 hours from the last bout.

REPORT COVID SYMPTOMS OR A POSITIVE COVID CASE

If your child or any member of your household shows signs of a temperature, continuous cough or change in smell or taste, you must self-isolate and obtain a PCR test (NOT a lateral flow test).  Your child will not be allowed back to school until we receive confirmation of a NEGATIVE result.

If the PCR test is POSITIVE for any member of your household, you must self-isolate as instructed by NHS Test and Trace and notify the school office immediately by telephoning 01257 262811 or email office@chorleystmarys.lancs.sch.uk if school is closed.

TEMPORARY PRESCRIBED MEDICATION

Please see our medicines policy here.

If your child has been prescribed a course of medication (eg. antibiotics) for number of days and requires one dose during the school day, please bring the medication to the school office at the start of the day.  The medication must have your child's name, dosage instructions and expiry date of the medicine. We will ask you to complete a form before we agree to administer any medication.

For children with long-term medical needs (including allergen/dietary information), please contact the school office first to discuss.

REQUEST A LEAVE OF ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME

Before you apply for any leave of absence, please see the term dates for the current and next academic year here.  The school is under no obligation to authorise absences for holidays in term time. We encourage all parents to consider the disruption holidays in term time cause. Parents are expected to support school attendance by avoiding family holidays during term time, especially at key times, eg national tests.

The  Headteacher will only authorise leave of absence in term time in exceptional circumstances. Authorisation of all requests during term time will only be considered on completion of an Absence Request Form.  Forms are available from the main office or you can download here.

BOOK MUSIC LESSONS

We have several music teachers who visit our school each week from Lancashire Music Service.  Children in Y3 - Y6 can apply to learn a musical instrument during the school day.  For more information, see here.

ALL OTHER ENQURIES

Please use the online form here to contact the school office.  If your query is urgent, please telephone the school office on 01257 262811 and speak to Mrs Wilson or Mrs Hargreaves.