Attendance

  • Your child should be aiming for 100% attendance
  • If your child is not in school we cannot teach them.
  • Your child should aim to attend school every day.
  • If your child is not at school there must be a good reason, e.g. illness.
  • We expect all students to have over 95% attendance by the end of the year.

You must remember to call in on each and every morning of a student’s absence (01775 722484 – Option 1) or text on 07860 055665, please remember to state the name of the student concerned and the nature of their absence. 

If your child has a medical condition or other reason which may affect their attendance, please contact their form tutor, Year Lead or our Attendance Manager so that we can provide as much help and support as necessary.

On return to school after absence you must bring an absence note to explain why you were not at school.  This must be signed by a parent/carer and should contain your name, class and the first day and last day of your absence.  Absence notes should be put in the mail box at Student Reception addressed to the Attendance Officer

Please arrange all routine medical and dental appointments during half term or after 2.30pm. We do understand that hospital and orthodontic appointments are subject to availability.

School Absence

We continue to receive applications for absence during term time despite the proven link between school non attendance and lower academic achievement.

As a school we continue to stress the importance of good school attendance. We realise that absence not only affects a student’s academic performance but also their social and wellbeing in school.

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