It is vital that your child attends school on time every day. If your child is not in school it impacts their progress. We expect our students to achieve 97% attendance. This is the equivalent of just 6 days of education missed over the year.
How do I report an absence?
On the day and every consecutive days, you can report an absence by:
Phone call: 0208 831 3001
Ensure that you give your child's name, their registration group and a quick explanation for the reason of their absence.
Not attending in circumstances related to coronavirus
It is important that you distinguish between regular illness and suspected COVID19. If anyone in your household has either a new, continuous cough, or fever your household should isolate for 14 days and those with symptoms should arrange for a test immediately.
Although school attendance is mandatory from the start of the autumn term, there are some circumstances where pupils cannot attend school due to coronavirus (COVID-19). In line with the Secretary of State’s expectation that no parent will be penalised for following official public health advice for their child not to attend a given session. Examples in which ‘not attending in circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19)’ could apply are as follows.
- Pupils who are required to self-isolate as they, or a member of their household, has symptoms or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Pupils who have symptoms should self-isolate and get a test.
- If someone in the pupil’s household has symptoms, the household should self-isolate and the member of their household should get a test.
- Pupils who are required to self-isolate because they are a close contact of someone who has symptoms or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Pupils who are required by legislation to self-isolate as part of a period of quarantine
- Pupils who are clinically extremely vulnerable in a future local lockdown scenario only
- Local lockdown
What if I know of a future absence?
Send an email at email@example.com with as much details as possible and/ or any support documentation. Requests for term-time absences must be sent in writing for the attention of the Principal.
Do I need to provide evidence for an absence?
Yes, absences may only be authorised when supported by evidence. Authorisation cannot be made until the supporting documentation is provided. Please note that authorisation of absence is at our discretion.
- Academy trips, visits
- Work experience
- Hospital appointments
- Emergency doctor’s/ dental appointments
- Orthodontist appointments
- Religious festivals
- Funerals for immediate family
*Appointments must be arranged outside school hours whenever possible. Students are expected back in school after their appointment.