If a child is absent, the school should be contacted by telephone, Parentmail or email (office@gucs.org.uk) giving the reason for the absence. Please ring between 8.30 am and 9.00 am so that we can inform the class teacher.

Please notify us as soon as possible in case of infectious disease or likely prolonged absence. An absence for which no satisfactory explanation has been given is recorded as unauthorised.

Forms requesting absence during term time are available below and from the school office but serious consideration should be given when taking children out of school as this interferes with the continuity of their education. Apart from exceptional circumstances, the GUCS Absence policy will record all absence due to holidays as unauthorised. This form can be downloaded and returned electronically to the school office