Attendance and punctuality
It is important that your child attends school every day because students who are often absent or late find it difficult to keep up with their learning. Teachers plan excellent opportunities for learning in every lesson, so being absent means missing out on an important opportunity to learn. We believe that good attendance and punctuality are very important. As such we are working hard to encourage learners to attend regularly, and on time. We recognize and reward excellent attendance through certificates
We strongly discourage parents/carers from taking learners on holiday during the school term, but understand that in some cases this is necessary. The school does not authorise holidays in an academic year. All the school holidays are printed annually in our school prospectus. A complete list of school holidays can be found on the school website.
Arrive On Time
We suggest that your child arrives at school no later than 8.45am to be sure of being ready to start on time. School starts with registration in tutor groups at 8.50am. We monitor punctuality carefully and will let you know if we have any concerns.
Please telephone the School Office to let us know if your child will be unavoidably late. Students sign in at Reception as soon as they arrive.
Attend every day
We understand that there are times when your child might be ill and unfit to come to school. If your child is ill please let us know on the first day of illness by phoning the School Office (01244 813491) by 9.00am or as early as possible.