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New York Primary School

Absence & Safeguarding


Children are unable to take holiday during term due to statutory guidelines.  Students taking time off for holidays or holiday-type activities will be recorded as ‘unauthorised’ absence.

The Headteacher still has some powers to authorise absence in exceptional circumstances such as interviews, medical treatment, open days and funerals. If you need to make a request for exceptional leave, please complete the form on our resources page.


Please ensure that you regularly check your children’s hair for headlice/nits and make an effort to tie up long hair while in school.

Children can return to school 48 hours AFTER their last bout of diarrhoea and sickness. If medicine needs to be administered at school, please complete the form on our resources page.

Internet safety

Protecting our children from the dangers posed by using the internet requires parents and children to know the basics of internet safety.

Check out our useful tips on keeping your children safe online.

#DITTO is a free half-termly magazine for parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance on keeping children safe online.

Children must always:

  • Always ask for an adult’s permission before using the internet.
  • Never give out personal information e.g. name, home address, school or any telephone numbers. If you are asked for this information, tell an adult straight away.
  • If a website asks for a name or email address, always check with an adult.

Additional resources to support you:

Need support?

Help and advice in all aspects of family life, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is available from Parentline on 0808 800 2222. Childcare, support for families with disabilities and advice about tax credits is available Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm from the Family Information Service on 0800 195 1635.

How we deal with Child Protection in School

All our staff complete regular safeguarding training and are familiar with the Department for Education’s statutory guidance document  Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Take the opportunity to view our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy.

Our dedicated staff safeguarding team below have undertaken additional training to help you:

Mr D Davey, Executive Headteacher

Mrs D Iveson, Executive Deputy Headteacher

Mrs D Frost-Phillips, Executive Assistant Headteacher


If you have concerns about your safety or the safety of any young person, we urge you to speak to a member of staff.  Here is a checklist that will assist you if you need to report a safeguarding concern.

Telephone: 01205 280320

Email: [email protected]