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

By telephone on 01234 782211 and select option 1 for main school attendance.  Out of school hours messages can be left by selecting option 1 and leaving a voice mail.  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.

For main school absence please email to also stating the details as mentioned above.

For Sixth Form absence please email or ring 01234 782191.

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

Please note:  students must sign in/out with the attendance team (situated next to 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.

Please note, 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.

  • Generally unwell, poorly, fatigue/feeling tired
  • Sore throat
  • Period pains
  • Headaches
  • Absence as a result of orthodontic adjustments
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Hay fever
  • Head lice

Mrs Rigby (Attendance and Welfare Coordinator)

Mrs Shears (Attendance and Welfare Coordinator)


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