If your son/daughter is going to be absent from school, please inform the school before 8:30am, either by phone, email or text.  

** We are currently in the process of rectifying an issue with our voicemail service **

For Main School attendance
Telephone - 01234 782211 Select Option 1 for student services then option 1 again for main school attendance 
Email -

For Sixth Form Attendance
Telephone - 01234 782191 or 01234 782211 Select Option 1 for student services then select option 2 for 6th form
Email -

Please state the student’s name, your relationship to the student, a brief outline of the illness or other reason for absence and when you expect them to return. Messages can be left if out of hours or during school hours should the telephone lines be busy.

Please also use these telephone/email details to advise the attendance team of any medical/dental appointments students may need to attend.

Appointments & Late Arrival to school

Please note students must sign in at main reception if they arrive to school late. They must also sign in/out at main reception before leaving for, or arriving from, appointments.

For safeguarding reasons, we cannot allow students off site without prior notification either by phone, email or handwritten note from a parent/carer.

There is no reason for your child to be absent from school for any of the minor ailments listed below. Our attendance officers may ask for more information if these reasons are given and will not authorise the absence if they are not satisfied.

• Period pains
• Absence as a result of orthodontic adjustments
• Conjunctivitis
• Hay fever
• Head lice

Mrs Rigby (Attendance and Welfare Coordinator)
Mrs Shears (Attendance and Welfare Coordinator)
Ms Manani (Sixth Form Attendance and Welfare Coordinator)



Letter for all parents 9th Oct 2020
Bedford Borough Council Letter to SA
SA- Working Together to Improve Attendance