If a student cannot attend school on a particular day, we ask that the parent/carer:
- Please call the attendance officer (01562 512880) to report the absence. We ask that this procedure is repeated for any subsequent day’s absence.
- Provide a letter, on the student’s return to school, to confirm the reason for absence and the dates involved. We ask that this letter is brought to school on the first day back.
Daily Absence Check
The school attendance officer checks the registers and if a student is still absent by 9.30am and no communication has been received from the parent/carer then contact home will be made.
Students are registered in every lesson. Any student who is absent during lesson time, without permission will be placed on detention after school and the parents/carers will be contacted as soon as the absence has become apparent. If the student subsequently fails to comply with the school’s attending requirements, then parents/carers will be asked to attend a meeting at the school in which the student will be required to sign an attendance contract.