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Late/Absence Procedures

Leave of Absence

To request a leave of absence for your child from school it must be submitted via the LCC Leave of Absence Application form below. 


Forms must be submitted with as much notice as possible. The form will be passed to the Executive Headteacher for approval. A letter will then be sent home via your child confirming whether the absence will be authorised or a non-authorised absence.


Medical Appointments

For any medical appointments you are not required to provide a leave of absence, however please provide to the office either a copy of your letter, appointment card or a text message prior to the appointment. This must be provided on collection of your child from the school office.


Late Procedure/Signing In or Out your Child

In the school reception we have a computerised system for signing in/out your child. If your child is late in the morning parent/guardians must sign the child in as under 18's are not permitted to use the device.



If your child is absent from school please inform the school office before 9am, by phone or via the Xpressions App. Please state the full reason for absence and if any medical appointments have been booked. For clarification with regards to sickness and diarrhoea, the school policy is that they do not return to school for 48 hr from the last episode.


If your child contracts any infectious or contagious illness, please notify the school immediately on



Normal incubation period

Minimum period of absence


11 – 21 days

6 days from onset of rash

German Measles

14 – 21 days

4 days from onset of rash


10 – 15 days

7 days from onset of rash


12 – 26 days

Until swelling subsided


Leave request form for 2018-2019

Our Ethos and Values Statement At Leyland Methodist Schools, we will work in partnership with the community to provide a happy, inspirational Christian environment. Here, everyone is encouraged to learn, develop and flourish. Our school embraces the following core values....

Core Values

  • Love - of God and for one another
  • Faith - in Jesus Christ and in our future
  • Enjoyment - of all that school offers, so that we can be our very best
  • Respect - for all that God has made
  • Compassion - caring for one another and all the world.