The reference document concerning absences is the “General Regulations of the European Schools, Art. 28 and 30 – Regular attendance of courses “.

1) General Remarks

A pupil’s enrolment in nursery or primary implies the obligation to participate in all classes which are part of the curriculum and to do what is requested in terms of work.

Pupils should attend classes regularly and punctually according to the school calendar and the timetable given to them at the beginning of the school year.

2) Justification

In the event that a pupil is prevented from attending school for health reasons, the responsible person (s) of the child informs the school by e-mail (preferably to the main teacher) from the first day.

This communication is essential for effective coordination of attendance monitoring. After more than two consecutive days of absence, a medical certificate is compulsory.

3) Authorization of absence for personal convenience

The authorizations of absence must be requested at least 7 calendar days in advance and in writing to the Deputy Director. This kind of request is considered exceptional.

Except in cases of force majeure, permission for absence may not be granted for the week preceding or the week following school holiday periods or public holidays (Art. 30, 3c. iv. of the General Rules).

Please note that absences before and after school holidays can only be justified by certified medical reasons. An ticket or a holiday booked in advance, or the visit to the family in another country do not constitute a sufficient reason to justify the absence.