Attendance on a school day is compulsory. If you are not in school then you must have a justifiable reason for absence. Parents/Carers should inform the school absence line on the first day of absence via telephone and every day there after.
If your child is going to be absent for an appointment we would ask that proof of the appointment is brought into school well in advance (whenever possible). However, we would prefer that all appointments are made outside of the child’s timetable.
Parents are requested not to arrange family holidays during term time. Requests for leave of absence should be submitted on a leave of absence form that is available within school on request and should be completed well in advance.
It is a fact that if attendance drops below 95%, achievement can be affected by one grade.
Punctuality is an important part of self-discipline and is essential to good time management.
Always make sure that you are in the appropriate classroom no later than the times shown in the section on timing of the school day.
Students arriving 10 minutes late will be issued a 15 minute detention.
After 10 minutes the detention is 30 minutes.
A text will be sent home to notify parents/carers of the detention.
We don't issue a late mark for medical appointments. Comment and time of arrival is added to your childs attendance record and lessons are coded as 'M' for Medical.