Coronavirus Information: Zero tolerance of Covid-19 symptoms will be in place – anyone with a high temperature, new continuous cough, loss or (or change in) sense of smell or taste, or who has had contact with a family/community member with symptoms should not attend/should be asked to return home and be tested.

In order to ensure children do not miss out on their education, it is important to be clear about how COVID-19 symptoms differ from those of other infections that we normally see circulating during the school year. The letter below looks at the Coronavirus vs the Common Cold. 

Coronavirus and Common Colds Letter August 2020



Menstrie Primary School is committed to working with parents, children and other agencies to ensure that all children enrolled here attend regularly.

All children are likely to be absent from school at some time in their school career. However, persistent poor attendance is disruptive to the individual and to the work of the class and may be an early warning of other difficulties.

Where there are genuine reasons for non-attendance, the authority will work with agencies to ensure that the child’s education is continued by means other than school attendance. Click here for more information on the policy and approach.

Notify the School

Please alert the school as soon as possible if your child will be absent. Parents can leave a message on the answer machine at any time and this will prevent the school calling home to check. Parents can also communicate with the school via homework diaries and by letter to the class teacher if there are up coming appointments.

School Term Dates and Holidays

Details of term dates and holidays in Clackmannanshire Schools can be found here.


Click the link below to view the pupil and young person guide to ‘What happens when you can’t go to school?’


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