Attendance and Absence Procedures

Unplanned absences
Parents are asked to assist school staff by following the procedures listed below.

  • If your child is unable to attend school through illness/other reason, please telephone the school before 8:30am on each day of absence.
  • If your child is home for lunch and becomes unwell, making them unable to return to school in the afternoon, please telephone the school before the beginning of the afternoon session at 1:34pm.
  • When you contact the school, please indicate the expected length of absence from school, if known.
  • On your child’s return to school a note must be provided to the Tutor Teacher explaining the reason for absence and confirming the periods of absence from school. The note should be signed and dated.

Planned absences
Parents/carers who wish their child to be excused attendance for any reason, other than illness, should write to the Head Teacher to request permission, at least three school days in advance.

Medical and dental appointments
For medical or dental appointments the school office should be informed beforehand in writing. As far as possible such appointments should take place out-with the school day.


Contact details

Oldmachar Academy
Jesmond Drive
Bridge of Don
Aberdeen
AB22 8UR

Telephone: 01224 820887