Beverley Road, North Newbald, East Yorkshire YO43 4SQ

01430 827612

Newbald Primary School

"Big enough to inspire, Small enough to care"




Attendance for the year to July 2017 was 97.67%
Unauthorised Absences 0.6 %
Authorised Absences 1.73 %

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If you are thinking of taking your child out of school, headteachers cannot authorise
school absence purely for the reason of a family holiday. If you feel you have an

exceptional circumstance you must speak to your headteacher prior to making any
arrangements or taking any absence.

Exceptional circumstances could include:
Service personnel returning from a tour of duty abroad, where it is evidenced the
individual will not be in receipt of any leave in the near future that coincides with
school holidays:

  • Where an absence from school is recommended by a health professional as part of a
       parent or child’s rehabilitation from a medical or emotional issue.
    * The death or terminal illness of a person close to the family.
    * To attend a wedding or funeral of a person close to the family.

Should you need to complete a request form you can download one below:


East Riding Council - Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances Request Form

Please note: Evidence would be required in each case.

Full details about authorising absence from school can be found on the East Riding
Council website:

Should your child need to see a medical advisor, where possible, please try to arrange
appointments outside of school hours, if this is not possible please provide the school
with an appointment card or letter confirming the appointment. This enables school to
annotate your child’s records in line with the Local Authority guidelines for absence.

If your child is ill and cannot attend school, you must let us know before 9.15am that day by calling the office on 01430 827612 or E-mailing us on 

If your child has sickness or diarrhoea, in line with the Health Authority’s recommendation, you must keep them at home for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.  For up to date guidelines on school absence please read the East Riding Council leaflet:

Parent Information Leaflet - A Parents Guide - Medical Appointments & Illness

Children should not bring medicines into school. If your child should need to take prescribed medication during the school day, we have medical forms that can be completed to enable school to administer the medicine in accordance with the prescription.  Please speak to the office who will be happy to advise you further.  

If your child has an accident or becomes unwell and is clearly unable to continue to stay at school, we will always contact you or the person nominated by you.