Attendance Heroes Campaign

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!

Covid19 Attendance Guidelines

We understand the anxieties around attending school during a pandemic. Please contact our attendance team if you have specific concerns or questions:

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:

Covid Return to School Leaflet

How to inform PCS of your Child's 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.

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:

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

Attendance Matters

Attendance Policy

ESCC School Term and Holidays Dates Webpage

Penalty Notices

Withdrawal From Learning Form

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