Gumley House School



Young people benefit the most from their education when parents and school staff work together to ensure that they attend school regularly and on time.

Young people whose attendance is good do better academically, make the most of extra-curricular opportunities and have a greater chance of maintaining good relationships with friends.

Please work with us to ensure good attendance for the benefit of your child. 

What to do if your child is ill

There are still times when your child cannot attend school, for example when they are ill.

If this happens, please report your child's absence by using EduLink One or call the school’s direct attendance line on 020 8568 8692 by 8.00am to explain why he or she is unable to attend and how long the absence is likely to last. You can also  Alternatively, please email with details. A signed written note needs to be brought in and given to Student Services on the day of her return. Any absence that is not explained with a note will be classed as unauthorised until a note is received. It is a legal requirement that any unexplained absence is kept on record and reported.

For continuous absence of five school days or more, you will need to provide medical evidence.  This can be in the form of a doctor’s certificate, a photocopy of the prescription or a GP appointment card.

Visits to doctors and dentists

These visits should be arranged out of school hours. 

However, if a medical appointment does need to take place during school hours, it must be confirmed with an appointment card which should be brought to Student Services. Student Services will authorise the card which your daughter will need to show at Main Reception when she signs out.  For morning or afternoon appointments we expect your daughter to be in school for the other half of the day.