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Attendance Update letter

Please find attached the latest Attendance Update letter. This clarifies the situation regarding attendance issues and the latest guidance regarding penalty notices, leave of absence requests and the possibility of legal action for non-attendance. Should you request a leave of absence or if your child's attendance becomes a cause for concern, you will receive a personalised version of the letter through the post.

Can I please take this opportunity to remind you that for safeguarding reasons we do expect a call into the absence line (01775 722484 (option 1) and 07860 055665 for text messages) on the morning of any absence and any consecutive days. Please be aware that the school are continuing with the policy of not authorising medical appointments without appointment slips/copies of appointment letters. Retrospective slips are welcome.

The desired attendance remains 95% but this is a required minimum. Studies continue to show that students with less than 95% attendance struggle to achieve their predicted grades.

Please do not hesitate to contact your child's Year Lead with any queries regarding their attendance.