If your child is unwell the school may ask you to provide a written note explaining your child’s absence from school. In most cases, this should be sufficient evidence for the school to authorise the absence. In some cases the school may request supportive evidence. In these cases, schools nationally have been asked to accept a prescription or an appointment card as evidence rather than a GP letter. Reception will happily provide an appointment card for you. If the school insists on a letter then there will be a charge and we suggest that you get agreement from the school first that they will cover the cost. Please also see the following link 'How do I view my medical records online?'