Student absence and attendance

If your child will be absent from school, would you please let us know either by ‘phoning the school number or sending an email. If you know that the absence will be for more than one day, please let us know the expected length of absence when you contact us. If the absence is only known on a day to day basis, please contact us at the start of each day of absence.

If you call the school number (01453 842227) when the receptionist is not on duty, you will be able to leave a voicemail message to let us know that your child will be absent from school.

Alternatively, you can send an email to Please include your child’s name, their year group and, if possible, their tutor group.

If a student is absent from school and we have not been notified, we will make all reasonable efforts to call the student’s parent/carer to confirm the reason.

If you wish to apply for leave of absence for your child in term time, please refer to the ‘Leave of Absence Requests’ document below and fill in the form which is available by clicking here.

Good attendance at school is critical for students to make the progress which reflects their potential.  The following documents are intended to support parents and to provide information concerning attendance.

Attendance overview document

Attendance Policy

Guidance for parents and carers

Leave of Absence Requests

Penalty Notices and Term Time Holidays

The Law