Good attendance is a critical factor in a student’s success at school.
Contact email address: email@example.com
Attendance Telephone number: 020 8368 2777 press 1 to report a student absence.
Students must arrive at school by 8.30am. The register will be called promptly at 8.40am.
Most students will occasionally be absent from school with good reason. Parents should telephone/email the school and leave a clear message stating child’s name/year/reason on the absence answer phone before 8.15am on the first day of absence.
Please contact us by 8.15am every day that you child is absent by telephone or by email concerning the absence to firstname.lastname@example.org
On the rare occasion where a parent has not contacted the school the school will attempt to make contact with them. Contact will usually be made using the school text messaging system.
Students arriving after 9:00am will go directly to Student Services to sign in before receiving a late slip.
Arrivals after 9:00am will be classed as unauthorised absences and six in a four week period will result in a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) being issued.
Persistent lateness will be monitored closely and followed up with individual families.
When an absence has not been notified
The school has a system in place to alert parents/carers when a student is absent from school, but when there has not been prior notification of the absence. This means that parents will be contacted by telephone, email or text when a student is absent and no explanation for the absence has been received.
If we are concerned about aspects of your child’s attendance or punctuality, we will contact you to discuss the best way forward. Every child’s attendance is monitored regularly.
Orthodontists and other medical professionals should be able to accommodate appointments outside school hours. Please aim for either early morning or late afternoon appointments. This will ensure that your child is able to complete at least a portion of their school day, and it minimises the impact of their absence on their progress. Let Student Services have a copy of your appointment card/letter/text. Students must sign out at Students Services before they can leave the school site.
Monitoring your child’s attendance on Firefly
To help you keep track of your child /children’s attendance, you can monitor attendance, lates, authorised and unauthorised absences on Firefly.
Holidays and Leave of Absence
A paper copy of the leave of absence form can be picked up from the Main Office or Student Services. If you would like it printed off in bigger font, please contact the main office on 020 83682777 or email email@example.com
Please click on the link below to download the form: