Parent's Information


When your child is absent from school through sickness or for any other reason please ensure that the school is contacted and made aware of the reason for their absence.  There are several ways in which the school can be informed and contacted:

1.  By telephoning the school on 02392 738 022 and either:

a. Responding to the recorded message asking if you want to leave an absence message

by pressing 1, or

b. Leaving a message with the receptionist

c. Leaving a message on the school answer phone

2. By emailing the school using:

If you are unable to use any of the methods above and you receive a text requesting a reason for your child’s absence for that day then please reply to the text. Your reply will be sent to the attendance team who will note the reason for absence.

If you receive a letter concerning a recent unauthorised absence, please follow the instructions and provide the school with the information required. On your child’s return to school, please send in a note explaining the reason for absent. It is crucial that you inform the school as soon as possible whenever you child is absent, whatever the reason. Also, please be reminded that any absence due to illness beyond five days requires medical evidence, for example a hospital appointment card/letter, a prescription or the packaging of the dispensed medication which can be photocopied. If medical evidence is not provided, the absence will remain unauthorised.


Attendance Policy

Portsmouth City Council Guide to Attendance



Booking Summer Holidays


Attending school is really important for children and young people's educational progress and their weillbeing. It is important that they attend school every day.

Permission for leave during term time can only be given by the Headteacher and parents can be fined for taking their children on holiday during term-term without the school's permisision. A request for leave during term time may be made in writing to the Headteacher. To be able to grant leave, the Headteacher must recieve the request for leave in advance and be satisfied that there are exceptional circumstance relating to the application.


Anyone planning to travel abroad should check the details of the green, amber and red list countries.

When visiting places on the green list all travellers must take a COVID-19 test on their return and then will not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.

The government advises that people should not travel to amber and red list places and anyone who does travel to or through an amber or red list country is required to quarantine on their return. This includes school pupils and students. If a holiday or quarantine period coincides with term time, this absence may be unauthorised and could lead to a penalty notice. Schools are not required to provide remote learning for students who are quarantining following travel abroad. Please consider this information when arranging holidays over the summer break.

Please advise your child’s school if your child is returning from travelling abroad so that they can make sure the correct guidance is followed.




Medical Guide 

For details of the Medical guide, including our Paracetamol Protocol please click HERE

NHS Guide to Attendance and Student Health



Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers

From the Departement of Education: "The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.

The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China."

Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:

Latest information and advice can also be found at:


Click here to read more information.


Immunisation Information

During their time at Miltoncross Academy, your Child(ren) will be offered the immunisations that are appropriate for them as long as we have had consent from a parent or legal guardian. Some weeks before the vaccination is given, consent will be asked for either via a paper form brought home by the child and returned in to school, or sent via email and online form. 
Below you will find the NHS guidance timeline and more information about each vaccine that is offered.

Year 7

In year 7 your child will be offered the Child Nasal Flu Vaccine. 
Please click the below link for more information:

Year 8

In year 8 your child will be offered the first dose of the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) Vaccine.
Please click the below link for more information:

Year 9

In year 9 your child will be offered the second dose of the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) Vaccine. (see link above for more information) 
They will also be offered the 3-in-1 teenage booster, for Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio
Please click the below link for more information:
AND the MenACWY Vaccine to prevent Meningitis and Septicaemia 
Please click the below link for more information:
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the medical team at



Numeracy Information

For parental advice, activities and other useful information, please click HERE 


Year Six Transition Week

Click here to read our Transition Week 2019 letter.

Click here to read the Transition Evening 2019 presentation.




Please click HERE for information on the Portsmouth Safeguarding Children e-safety awareness campaign.

Please click HERE for a website that offers advice on cyberbullying.

This ThinkUKnow site has very clear advice for pupils and parents, including a CEOP Report link:

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children:

For help with Instagram

Vodafone Digital Parenting


Unique Learner Number Privacy Notice

For information regarding your child's ULN, please click HERE

If you wish to opt out of this information being shared, please click HERE to email Mrs Cross with your name.