Attendance at classes and procedures in the event of absence

Enrolment of a pupil in nursery or primary school implies the obligation to attend all courses of instruction listed in the curriculum and to do such work as is set.

Pupils are required to attend classes on a regular and punctual basis in accordance with the calendar and the timetable given to pupils at the beginning of the year.


  • Absences on sick grounds

In case of absence of your child for unexpected reasons (medical reasons, etc.), please inform the teacher of your child’s class by e-mail.

From the second day of absence, the nursery/primary pupil must submit a medical certificate to the class teacher. For longer absences, the medical certificate must be submitted within 48 hours.

  • Absences on personal grounds

Authorisation for absence on personal grounds must be requested by the pupil’s legal representatives at least 7 calendar days in advance. The request must be made by email ( to the Management  indicating the date(s) and reason of the absence.

Permission may be granted for a maximum of 2 days plus reasonable travelling time.

Except in cases of force majeure, permission may not be granted for the week preceding or the week following school holiday periods or public holidays.


*Please refer to Article 30 of the General Rules of the European Schools for more information on attendance, absences and the consequences of absences.