Attendance & Punctuality

A group of four Year 7 students can be seen sitting on a grass area on the school grounds, using iPads.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Further to the letter sent out at the beginning of the academic year regarding attendance, please see a few updates below.

Late Detentions

Please know that, from module 4, we will be trialling the running of late detentions during the school day (at breaktime). These will continue to be run in college areas. Rest assured, you will still be notified when your child arrives late to school. Gates will be open between 8.00 – 8.20. If your child arrives after 8.30 they will be marked as late in the register.

Reporting your Child as Absent

A reminder that there are a number of ways you can report your child as late or absent. You will find these below:

  • Telephone: Call the school telephone, select option 1 and leave a message;
  • Email your college team:
  • Send a text: 07860 054 463
    • All absences must be reported by one of these methods by 8.30am;
    • You must report your child as absent on the first day and then each day thereafter;
    • Whichever method you choose to use, do ensure you provide the following information:
      • Full name and year group of your child;
      • Reason as to why they are absent;

Please do not call or record an absence via the main reception phone line or by emailing a different member of staff separately, as this may not be picked up until later in the day.

Requesting Leave of Absence during the School Day

Applications for leave of absence must be made to the Principal. This can be done by filling out the Google Form for the relevant colleges found below:


Click here to complete the form


Click here to complete the form


Click here to complete the form

All requests must be received at least 48 hours before the leave of absence is required, unless in the case of an emergency. Requests will be referred to the Principal and you will be notified of the outcome via email.

Best Wishes,

Mr D Morrison
Deputy Principal