Parkside Primary School

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Absence from School


If your child needs to be absent from school for any reason, school should be notified as early as possible on the first morning of absence.

Please note that the following information is required by the Education Welfare Officer on her weekly monitoring visits:

Evidence must be provided in advance of doctors/dentist/optician/hospital appointments. Failure to provide evidence may result in your child being recorded as an unauthorised absence for the whole session. If your child is absent from school for 10 sessions through illness medical evidence should be provided to avoid the absence being marked as unauthorised and incurring a fine.

Below is the guidance leaflet provided by the Local Authority regarding medical appointments and illness.

Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances


At Parkside Primary we follow guidance from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Click here to go to their website where you will find useful information and guidance.

Click here for a copy of the form to request absence from school for exceptional circumstances, along with the related information for parents.

Please download the form and fill out in Word. Once completed email to Alternatively, print out the above to fill in by hand and bring the completed form to school.

If you do not have Word, click here to complete the online form.  

Click here for a copy of the Code of Conduct for Education Penalty Notices which has detailed information about the issuing of penalty notices.    

If you have any further questions please contact the school office.