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 Attendance

Attendance

Sometimes there are good reasons why your child cannot attend school.
 
If your child is ill, you should inform the school by telephone or by written note if he/she is going to be absent that day.
After a student has had a two-day absence from school, then class teachers or form tutors make contact with parents and inform the Year Head or Deputy Head Pastoral about the outcome of the enquiry. Wherever possible, make dental and medical appointments outside of the school day, or during one of the school holidays.
 
Having a good education will help give your child the best possible start in life.
  1. If your child does not attend regularly it will be hard for them to keep up with school work and to achieve their best in classwork and examinations.
  2. Your child could be left out of friendship groups with class mates and feel isolated if they don’t come in every day that he can.
  3. Regular attendance at school shows that your child is reliable and this will help their chances of getting a place at university.
If families take holidays during term time, then no additional work is set for students. This also applies to IGCSE, AS and A level students. There is an expectation that these students will make their own arrangements to catch up on any missed work. Holiday is defined as taking additional days off school during term time with no justifiable reason, as deemed by the school.
 
Parents are given details of term dates well in advance so that holiday arrangements can be made accordingly. You are therefore asked not to request any extensions to these holidays or additional time away from school. Such requests will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
 
Please do not come to take your child home early from school unless it is a real emergency. Any request for absence from school must be put in writing to the Head of Key Stage.
 
Students who are absent for 45 continuous days are removed from the school roll and parents will have to undergo the admission process once again.