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Attendance

For a student to reach their full educational achievement a high level of school attendance is essential. Morning registration will take place at the start of school at 8.30am. The registers will remain open for 15 minutes.

Students arriving after the end of the registration period should sign in with their Year Administrator and will be treated for statistical purposes, as present, but will be coded as late before registers close (L). Any student arriving after 9.15am should also sign in at the appropriate Year Offices and will be marked as having late after registration closes (U). In cases for example, where the absence at registration was for attending an early morning medical appointment, the appropriate authorised absence code will be entered.

If a student is ill and cannot attend school, parents are expected to contact the school as early as possible but no later than 9.30 am on the first day of absence. The Year Administrator will contact parents after 9.30 am via Truancy Call if this has not been done.

When a student returns to school, the parent/carer should provide a note outlining the reasons for absence. Students with exceptional attendance are recognised throughout the year in assemblies and awards’ evenings.

Leave of Absence in Term Time

We have higher attendance than the great majority of schools in the country and this undoubtedly contributes to students’ high achievement.

Given the importance we place on students’ attendance, the Headteacher is highly unlikely to grant leave of absence for any holidays during school time. Parents must take this into account when applying for leave of absence.