Covid19 Attendance Guidelines

We appreciate that the extended absence from school will make returning to school harder for some students.

A letter was sent to all families on 20th August 2020 regarding September attendance at school.
Click here to read it.

The following resources are designed to help families to manage this transition:

Covid Return to School Leaflet

How to inform PCS of your Childs absence

• 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.

School Gateway

You can use your School Gateway account to tell us if your child is ill and unable to attend school. Instructions on how to do this can be found in the Parent Help Guide.

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:

Attendance Policies

ESCC Code of Conduct

Attendance Matters

Attendance Policy

ESSC Absence Advice Leaflet

ESCC School Term and Holidays Dates

ESCC School Term and Holidays Dates Webpage

ESCC Withdrawal From Learning Leaflet

Penalty Notices

Withdrawal From Learning Form

Behaviour & Attendance

My name is Mandy Sutton and I am a Behaviour and Attendance Practitioner for the Education Support, Behaviour and Attendance Service at East Sussex County Council.

I am working in partnership with Peacehaven Community School to assist families and students to improve attendance.

I will be in school every Monday morning, during which time I will be available to contact or meet with parents/carers and work with young people to help address issues that are affecting school attendance.

If you are concerned about your child’s attendance or would like any advice or assistance with attendance related issues, please contact me at school to arrange an appointment. 

Attendance Rewards

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.



Need Help?

Simply contact the school office via our telephone or email address. During term we aim to respond within 24 hours.

01273 581100