Attendance / Punctuality / Absences

Students are to attend school every day unless they are unwell. There is a direct relationship between 100% attendance & academic performance.

Full day absences

There are times when students are not medically able to attend school and there are clear procedures to follow detailed below.

  • To report your child absent, please email absence on for EVERY day that your child is absent. Please email before 9.30am
  • Please ensure you include your child’s full name, tutor group and reason for absence. 
  • Please note that this is only for recording an absence and we are unable to respond to messages left in this inbox.

If you have not advised us of the absence, a text message will be sent to you regarding the whereabouts of your child. 

Upon the students’ return it is their responsibility to meet with all the subject teachers for the lessons they have missed, to ensure all lesson work and home study is completed. Work is not sent home during absent periods but may be available on Google Classroom.

The school employs an Inclusion Officer to work with students and their families who are experiencing problems with school attendance.

Late arrivals to School

Should your child need to arrive late to school and miss morning registration due to an appointment please follow the process below.

  • To report your child late for school, please email and detail the approximate arrival time at school
  • Please ensure you include your child’s full name, tutor group and reason for absence. 
  • Please note that this is only for recording an absence or late arrival and we are unable to respond to messages left in this inbox due to the sheer volume left each day. 

Students leaving the school site during the school day for an appointment

Should your child need to leave the school during the school day for an appointment they will need to be collected by a parent /or carer. 

If you wish your child to leave the site with an alternative adult (including older siblings) we will need confirmation from you via email prior to them leaving the site. Please send an email providing details of the appointment to 

Once the student returns back to school, they should sign back into Student Services.

Parents do not need to come back into school with the students if the above process is followed.

Request for leave of absence during term time

Parents are requested not to arrange family holidays during term time. Where it is completely unavoidable to take your child out of school, please complete the form below and email well in advance of the date. 

The school will not authorise absences for holidays during term time and any such requests will be marked as ‘unauthorised’ on your child’s records.

Should you persist in taking your child out of school without approval, you may receive a Penalty Notice for failing to ensure your child in regular attendance at school


Students are expected to arrive at school on time and ready to learn by 8.40am. 

If a student is late three times within a half term without good reason, a sanction will be imposed.

Students feeling unwell during the school day

Should a student start to feel unwell during the school day, they need to report to Student Services for assessment. 

Students are requested not to contact home directly. Should a student choose to break this rule and contact you, their mobile phones will be confiscated. We ask that you support us with this and request that you do not text or telephone them during the school day. 


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