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Excuse Letter for Class: Format & Sample Letters

An Excuse letter is a letter done for the purpose of explaining the cause of failing to attend a class while at the same time requesting to be excused for having failed to do so. The letter aims at making the teacher or institution bear with the writer based on the reason which he or she outlines.

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Reading sample excuse letters prior to writing prepares the writer to know how to write when to write, the details to include and how to address the recipient among many others.

Excuse Letter Format

This is a simple format guiding on the basic format in which a letter of excuse should appear.

To,

The Principal,

FGH School,

City.

(Leave 1 line gap)

Date

(Leave 1 line gap)

 

Subject:………….

 

(Leave 1 line gap)

Respected Sir/Madam,

I, (your full name), am a form two student in your school in class Form 2c. I am writing this letter to (indicate here the excuse reasons that led to your failure to attend the class).

(Next paragraph express your displeasure for failing to attend the class). Sir, I humbly request you to bear with me and promise not to repeat/ to inform the school in the future.

(Leave 1 line gap)

Thank you.

 

Yours faithfully,

(Sign here)

Name

Excuse Letter for Swimming Class

An excuse letter for swimming class is written by a student who failed (may fail) to attend a swimming lesson. The letter contains details for the reason he or she failed (may fail) to attend the class as well as a promise to attend in future if it’s not due to health reasons.

To,

The Class Teacher,

St Joseph Group of Schools,

New York.

13th Jun, 2018

 

Subject: Excuse Letter for Swimming Class

Respected Madam,

I, Sylvester Oo, am a form 3 student in your class. I am writing this letter to make an excuse from attending the swimming lesson scheduled for tomorrow, 14th Jun, 2018. This is because I’m currently suffering from pneumonic fever and the doctor has advised I don’t spend a lot of time in the cold. Kindly allow me not to attend the swimming class.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Signature______

Sylvester Oo

An excuse Letter for Not Attending Cutting Class

This is an excuse letter that is written to explain the reason for failing to attend the cutting class.

To,

The Principal,

Chicago International School,

Chicago.

14th Jan, 2017

 

Subject: Excuse Letter for not Attending Cutting Class

Respected Sir,

I, Jon Carius, am a student in Form 3c. In reference to the above reference, I would like to bring to your attention that I was not able to attend the cutting having had another engagement with accounts office the entire morning.

Though I had cleared the school fee, there were missing documents and the entire morning was spent trying to clarify whether the payments were made to the right account. This made it impossible for me to attend the class.

I will be appreciative if you consider my application.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Signature______

Jon Carius

Excuse Letter for Being Late in Class

This is a letter written to a certain lesson’s teach for arriving in his or her lesson past the expected time.

To,

Mathematics Teacher,

Form 2c,

Sacred Heart Girls International,

 

12th Jun, 2020

 

Subject: Excuse Letter for Being Late in Class

Respected Sir,

I, Silas Jiron, am a student in Form 2c. I am writing this excuse letter to because I was not in a position to arrive in your Mathematics Class in time.

This was due to the fact that my calculator developed problems yesterday and I had to rush to the school bookshop to acquire another one shortly before the class began. Kindly bear with me.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Signature______

Silas Jiron

Excuse Letter for Not Doing Homework

This is a letter written by a student with an intention of excusing him or herself for failing to do his or her homework as directed by the teacher.

To,

The Biology Teacher,

Form 2a,

Oxford High School,

 

London.

12th Feb, 2016

 

Subject: Excuse Letter for Not Doing Homework

Respected Madam,

I, Johnson Jon, am your student in form 2a. I am writing this letter to bring to your attention the reason I was not able to do the homework as you had instructed us.

This was caused by the fact that I have been suffering from an Upper Respiratory Tract infection that is yet to be identified for the two weeks we have had a school break. I have visited a consultant and test are still under investigation. Kindly find the doctor’s report attached to this letter.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Signature______

Johnson Jon

Tips for Writing an Excuse Letter

Here are some of the tips to keep in mind when writing an excuse letter for absence from a class:
  • Should be formal and straight to the point.
  • The body should mention the detail of the reason why the student was not able to attend the class.
  • It should include the address and date of writing the letter.
  • It should not include unnecessary information.
  • Should include a paragraph indicating that the writer is grateful to the recipient and that any guide will be of great help to him or her.

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