A reminder that you are responsible for ensuring that your child attends school regularly and punctually. If, for any reason, your child is absent or late, please make sure you let us know before 9am by calling 01926 493805, selecting option 1 and leaving a message explaining the reason.

If your child misses morning registration and we haven’t been informed, we will attempt to make contact with you to find out the reason for their absence. We follow up all absences to for safeguarding reasons and to identify whether the absence is approved or not. All absences are marked as unauthorised until we get a satisfactory explanation from you.

We will inform you whenever we have a concern about your child’s attendance.

Medical appointments

Where possible, please avoid making medical appointments (including dental appointments) during school hours and make sure your child is out of school for the minimum amount of time necessary. Before they sign out, students must speak to a member of staff at Student Support to tell them they are leaving school.

Late arrivals

If your child is late for morning registration, they will be marked as late. If we haven’t been informed, we will attempt to make contact with you to find out the reason for their late arrival. Students who arrive late to Form must sign in at Student Support.

Signing in & out

If your child arrives late, for whatever reason, they must sign in on the touch screen at Student Support. Similarly, they must sign out if they need to leave during school hours. This is so that we can keep the  register up to date in case of fire or other emergency. Before they sign out, students must speak to a member of staff at Student Support to tell them they are leaving school.

General

If your child’s attendance drops below 97%, their form tutor will contact you to establish if any support is needed. If their attendance continues to drop, the Head of Year will work with you and your child to improve their attendance.

You can find out more in our Attendance and Punctuality Policy.

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