Medical Evidence

Types of Medical evidence we can use to authorise absences.

At times it is necessary for us to request medical evidence from parents to allow us to authorise their children’s absence from school.  Below is a guide to what we will accept as Medical Evidence.

1.    GP/Dental appointment card with date of appointment attended.

2.    Medical appointment letter.

3.    Empty prescribed medication packet with dispensing label attached.

4.    Copy of prescription.

5.    White return page of prescription. ( repeat prescription request)

6.    Medical letter* from GP or medical professional advising student is unfit to attend school.

7.    Medical certificate*

8.    Compliment slip* from a Nurse at students medical practice confirming they are unfit to attend school

* Medical Certificates from an online GP service will not be accepted.  Certificates must be produced from your Local GP that you are registered with.  They must have physically seen your child and deemed them unfit to attend school.

Please note it is the parents/carers responsibility to provide the medical evidence when requested by the school. The school will not request or chase medical evidence from GP's/Consultants/Dentists etc.

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