I have been waitng for a hospital appointment for some time, and got the letter yesterday. It's on the last day of term at 12. I obviously intend to go into school for a couple of hours beforehand, but we finish at 1.30 on that day so by the time I have come out of hospital and driven back to work, the school day will be over. Therefore, I intended to go home afterwards. Will it count as an absence? I rememeber being told a while back that absences on the last day of term are tricky, as you have to self certify to prove that you weren't ill over the holidays. Sorry if this sounds a bit thick.