Absence & Illness

Absence Procedures


The name and contact details of the school staff member pupils and parents should contact about attendance on a day-to-day basis is:


Jo Wood

Email address admin@eppingupland.efspt.org

01992 572087 

We monitor all absence, and the reasons that are given, thoroughly.


If a child is absent from school the parent must follow these procedures:


  • Contact the school on the first day of absence before 9.20 am. The school has an answer phone available to leave a message if nobody is available to take your call, or you may call into school personally and speak to the office staff

  • Contact the school on every further day of absence, again before 9.20 am

  • Ensure that your child returns to school as soon as possible and you provide any medical evidence, if requested, to support the absence