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.
What if I know of a future absence?
Send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
What YOU must do:
Try to telephone the school before 8.30am each day of your child’s absence.
Tell the school in advance, of any medical appointments and bring in appointment cards/letters.
If you are not sure whether your child is well enough to attend school, send them in anyway as they often perk up on arrival.
Have a backup plan for if your child misses transport, call on a family member, neighbour or friend.
If you and your child are experiencing difficulties with school attendance then talk to us as a first step so we can help!
What WE will do:
Check your child’s attendance every day.
Phone home to discuss your child’s attendance with you.
Invite you into school for attendance meetings if we are concerned.
If we cannot establish a reason for absence, then we may make a welfare home visit.
- 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.