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Advice to support good attendance:-

We are delighted to have your support in our aim to raise our attendance levels and ensuring that your child is always in school.

Ensure that your child attends school on time and everyday that it is open.  Please be aware that your child will receive a late mark if they arrive after the register has been taken at 08.40am.

Please contact the school by 8.30am on the first day of the absence stating the reason for your child's absence and the likely return date.

If your child's attendance drops below 95% the School Attendance Team will be involved we will write to you to inform you of this.  If their attendance drops below this, then our Pastoral Care Manager and EWO will contact you for a meeting.  We will of course, be sensitive to students with medical needs, but may wish to talk to you about how to minimise the educational impact of your child's attendance.

Holidays in Term Time

You have to get permission from the headteacher if you want to take your child out of school during term time.

You can only do this if:

  • you make an application to the headteacher in advance (as a parent the child normally lives with)
  • there are exceptional circumstances

It’s up to the headteacher how many days your child can be away from school if leave is granted.

Contact information for the Attendance Office

We would like to advise parents/carers of some updated contact details for our Attendance Office.

If your child is absent please can we ask that you contact the school by 8:30 am on the first day of absence stating the reason for the absence and the likely return date. To report your child’s absence you can telephone the Absence line or email the Attendance Office using the following:

Child Absence Direct Line telephone number: 01582 870912 or you can call the main school number on 01582 870900 and select Option 1.

Attendance office email address:

The Attendance team contact information is as follows:-

Mrs. N O'Driscoll – Attendance and Safeguarding Officer: 01582 870902