Monday, 18 March 2024

School Absence Note Requests

Schools have been reminded that they should not encourage parents to request unnecessary medical evidence i.e. doctors’ notes from their GP when their child is absent from school due to illness.

If evidence is required, the school can take the form of prescriptions, appointment cards, text or email confirmation of appointments, etc. rather than a doctors’ note.  If the school still requests a "doctors note" or "doctors letter".  The school is to contact the surgery in the correct methods to request this.