Attendance to school

How to report your child’s absence?

To notify the school of your child’s absence, please call the school on 01924 251 605 before 9.30am. Alternatively, use your Edulink app to report the absence or fill in the Absence form.
We ask that you contact us each day that your child is absent unless you have given us an indication of how long the absence will last. If we do not receive contact, we will send you a text to indicate your child is absent and asking for contact to be made.

What to do if your child has an appointment

We ask that, where possible, you make routine medical and other appointments out of school time. If this is not possible, we require notification in advance. Please telephone or provide a note from home or appointment letter/card to confirm the appointment. In most cases, your child should attend school before the  appointment and return to school afterwards wherever possible. Pupils should bring a note from home to the reception when it is time for them to sign out and sign back in on their return.

Leave of absence

Absence will not be authorised for reasons such as shopping for uniform, birthdays, day trips, etc.
If parents/carers wish their child to be absent for other reasons, such as compassionate leave, special family events, or to participate in sporting or musical competitions, application should be made in writing, in advance where possible (please use this Leave of Absence form).
It may be necessary for parents to apply for a performance license in such circumstances.

For more absence related information, please refer to our Attendance Policy.

Punctuality

All pupils are expected to arrive to school on time and be ready and punctual to lessons. We would be grateful for your support in ensuring that your child arrives on time.