Absence from lessons is unacceptable without good reason – attendance is recorded and forms part of a student’s final school reference. Please note the following:

  • If your child is absent for the whole school day for any reason, including illness, please call 01342 410140, option 1 then option 6 by 8.50am.Alternatively, please email Mrs Barden, KS5 Intervention Leader, on
  • If your child arrives late for a lesson they must report to the attendance office (located next to the offices of the Headteacher and general office), to sign in and record the time they arrive and the reason why they are late.
  • If your child requests permission for an authorised absence, ie a medical appointment, driving test, religious event, attendance of a funeral etc, they must complete a blue Authorised Absence form available from Mrs Barden, KS5 Intervention Leader. It is also imperative that on the day they sign out at the attendance office.
  • If your child becomes unwell whilst at school they must report to Mrs Hill in the medical room before leaving the school premises.