Absence Procedures

Reporting a Student Absence

If your child has a justifiable reason for not attending school, please telephone the school office on 01206 671155 and select Option 1 to report a student absence. Please call before 8.20am on the first day of absence and explain the reason for absence. If your child continues to be absent on consecutive days, you must telephone the school office on each day of absence, before 8.20am. If your child has three continuous days of absence, please send a written note to the office on the third day of absence, confirming what is wrong.

Medical Appointments

Please arrange medical appointments outside of school hours, where possible. If your child must attend an appointment during school hours, you are required to notify the school office in advance of the appointment date and provide a copy of the appointment in writing (eg a hospital letter or dental appointment card). Students should only be absent for the minimum time required to travel to and from the appointment.

Leave of Absence Requests

Parents are requested not to arrange family holidays during term time. Where this is unavoidable, requests for leave of absence should be made in writing, well in advance of the date required. To do this, please complete a Request for Leave of Absence During Term Time form which you can find here