From November, we are running an Attendance Heroes campaign to champion all of our students who keep on coming in throughout the difficult winter months. We know that it is harder to get out of bed on cold winter mornings, but we also know that school attendance is essential for social and academic success. We thank our families for everything you do to make sure your children arrive at school on time every day. You are also Attendance Heroes!
We understand the anxieties around attending school during a pandemic. Please contact our attendance team if you have specific concerns or questions: email@example.com
For government guidelines on school attendance during the Pandemic, please click here:
All students should now be attending school unless:
• They have developed one of the key symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature, new persistent cough, new loss of taste or smell) and are awaiting
a test result.
• Someone in their household has developed coronavirus symptoms and is awaiting a test result.
• They or someone in their household has a positive coronavirus test result.
• They have been told by the school to self-isolate because they have coronavirus symptoms or because they have been in close contact at school with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
• They can produce a doctor’s letter that states that it is not safe for them to attend because they or someone in their household is classed as extremely medically vulnerable.
The following resources are designed to help families to manage this transition:
• Ring the absence line on 01273 575832
• Repeat for every day of absence
Please let the Attendance Office know by 8.30am on every day that your child is off school. If your child has been issued with a Doctor's Note detailing the agreed length of absence, you can forward this to the Attendance Office instead of calling each day.
You can telephone the Absence Line on 01273 575832. There is an answer phone for out-of-hours messages. You will need to leave the name of the student, their year group and the reason for absence.
If your child needs to be absent during term time for any reason other than illness, please click here for guidelines and how to request permission:
This procedure is essential as we need to be able to trace the whereabouts of every student in the event of a fire or other emergency.
If you are not sure who to contact, please use the school's general email:
Reward incentives for great attendance run throughout the school year, with a range of prizes available.
Attendance is also promoted in tutoring each term, with opportunities for students to assess and monitor their own attendance; the attendance of their tutor group and their year group attendance as a whole.