Absence Procedures

Please do NOT use the website contact form to advise the school of a pupil absence.

If your child is going to be absent due to illness please call the school on 01698 285777 and follow the recorded instructions. It would help us to record absences correctly if you could leave the following information when you call;

  • Your name and the name of your child.
  • Your child’s registration class (1D2, 3B1, etc. – whilst there is no longer a registration period pupils will still be assigned to registration groups). If you are not sure of the class, please give their year group (1st year, 2nd year, etc.).
  • The reason for the absence and when you expect the pupil to return to school.
  • If the absence continues beyond this date please call and let us know.

If you have been unable to call you must provide a letter when your child returns to school. However changes in the way we record absences will mean that there will be no need to provide a letter if you have made a call.

If no reason for absence is received, by phone or letter, pupils’ attendance will be marked as ‘Unauthorised Absence’

Requests for permission for pupils to attend medical appointments, family events such as weddings, or holidays during the school term will still have to be made in writing.