It is critically important that children attend school everyday unless too ill to do so. Unless your child has had sickness or diarrhoea (in which case they need to have 48 hours off school to avoid the spread of nasty bugs) please make every effort to bring your child into school every day. Typically, mild colds and coughs should not prevent a child from attending school.

Children must attend school regularly and on time during term time. Your child can only miss school if:

  • they are too ill to go to school

  • the school has authorised the absence due to exceptional circumstances.

If you do not get permission and you take your child out of school, this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.

Please click on the links below for more details: 

West Sussex Leave of Absence information

Reporting an absence:

If your child is too ill to attend school, please email us at or ring us on 01293 525449 and choose option 1, before the start of the school day. 

Application for absence:

If you wish to apply for an absence in term term, please print and complete the form below and hand it into the school office. 

Crawley Withdrawal from Learning Form