If a student is going to be absent from school due to unforeseen illness, the school should be contacted by 8.15am on the morning of the absence.
Any students who are absent without any reason having been passed to the school, will receive an automated message from our Attendance Officer. You are requested to leave a message on the student absence line.
Late arrival to school:
It is important that all students arrive to school on time, 8.35am, every day if they are to make good progress. Students who are late to school with no reason should expect a break
time detention held in the gym. Students who are persistently late will serve lunch times in the Internal Exclusion room following meetings with the Head of Year.
Failure to attend break detention = IE at lunch time.
Failure to attend IE at lunch time = Friday 2 hour School Detention.
ALL students who arrive late to school MUST sign in at STUDENT SERVICES.
If a student has not signed is as late, parents will receive a message from our attendance management system, as we will not be aware of their child's attendance.
Please be aware that we check the attendance of every child who is marked in the register as absent without exception. This includes the Sixth Form students.
Please note that the decision of whether or not to authorise an absence rests with the absences: school. Written requests are required for ALL absences. If your child is receiving medical or dental treatment, evidence should be provided.
Students leaving the school site during the day for medical appointments etc must have a note from parents stating the reason for leaving school.
It is absolutely vital that any student leaving the school site during the day signs out at STUDENT SERVICES and then signs back in again on their return to school. This is particularly important in case of a fire drill or emergency evacuation.
We are likely to authorise absences for genuine illness.
We will not authorise absences for shopping trips, birthdays or other preventable absences.