Regular and punctual attendance is essential. We expect students to be here at all times, unless genuinely very poorly and should continue to have an attendance rate of at least 95%. When students fall below this, please expect us to contact you to discuss our concerns and offer support. Your child’s attendance and punctuality information is available on My Child At School.
Reporting a student absence
If students are unwell, parents are asked to contact the school to report this before 8.30am, stating their name, their child’s name and form, the nature of their illness and when they are expected to return.
In the event of longer periods of illness, parents are asked to contact the school as soon as possible and, where appropriate, work will be set for the student to complete at home (see Online Learning).
Students should copy up work when they return to school after illness.
Requests for leave of absence / holiday in term time
Requests for leave of absence/holiday in term time
In line with Government guidelines school is unable to authorise any time off for holidays during term time. At the Head teachers discretion the school can grant leave of absence in ´exceptional circumstances´. The form to request leave of absence can be downloaded below.
Wherever possible, medical appointments (doctor, dentist) should be made before or after school, or during school holidays. If this is not possible please write a note in your child’s planner, with details about the nature of the appointment, the time and the date. They will then need to show this to their form tutor, at the beginning of the day who will pass this on to reception. This can also be showed to the teacher of any lesson your child might need to leave part way through for.
Your chid will need to sign out at Reception at the agreed time.
Punctuality to school and late arrivals
Wherever possible, medical appointments (doctor, dentist) should be made before or after school, or during school holidays. If this is not possible please email your child’s Pastoral Officer and inform them about the nature of the appointment, the time and date, so they can inform Reception. Your child will need to sign out at Reception at the agreed time.