Valley Gardens
Whitley Bay
Tyne & Wear
Postcode: NE25 9AQ
Telephone: 0191 200 8792
Fax: 0191 200 8785
Valley Gardens Middle School
An English, Maths and Science Specialist School
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Guidance for Parents

Student absence - if your child is absent from school due to illness, please leave a message on the absence line (first day)a letter of explanation is needed for the form tutor on return.

If your child needs to be excused from school for a medical appointment, student pass is required from the school office (with a letter of explanation).

If you would like to take your child out of school for a holiday or occasional absence please obtain a form from the school office (with a letter of explanation) or download one of the forms below.

absence form for holiday etc

Medicines in school - It is now no longer possible for the school to either be in possession of, or to administer un-prescribed medication e.g. calpol or other forms of pain relief. We are able to accept inhalers, epi-pens and medication in relation to a specific condition. Please note, any medication sent into school must be clearly labelled with the child's name and dosage details in the original container provided by the pharmacist under medical instruction. Such medication must remain in the school office. Antibiotics that require 3 equal doses should not be sent into school. Please complete any of the appropriate forms below and return with medication to the school office.

agreement to administer medication

pupils carrying own medication

Health Care Plan

hand book for families