Regular attendance is obviously a prerequisite to success at school. We endeavour to work closely with parents and students to maintain the highest possible levels of attendance.

We have a dedicated Attendance Officer who will support staff and parents in ensuring their child attends school regularly.

On each day your child is absent from school, please email with your child’s name, tutor group and the reason for absence before 08:55.

The Education Act 1996, Section 7, requires that children attend school every day. If a child does not attend school and this absence is unauthorised then the school can make a referral to the Local Authority and each parent/carer can be prosecuted in the Magistrates Court under section 444 of the Education Act 1996 for failing to ensure regular attendance at school.

For any prolonged absence or sporadic absence, the school would require medical evidence in the form of a GP letter/hospital consultant letter in order to authorise further absence. Only the Headteacher can authorise absence from school.