Students must attend all timetabled subject lessons, timetabled mentor meetings and timetabled assemblies. If you are absent through illness or other unavoidable circumstances, your absence must be reported by you or your parents to or telephone 01983 522886.

Medical absences for more than five consecutive days will require a medical certificate from your doctor. This is especially important if you are absent just before or during exams.

Only urgent medical, dental and other appointments should be made during school hours, preferably out of lesson time. Routine appointments must not be made in lesson times. If a student requires to be absent from school for any reason, they must complete the “Absence Authorisation” form. Failure to do so will result in the absence being recorded as unauthorised.

You must not be absent from school to attend family holidays, festivals or go away with friends during term time. This is viewed very seriously and will be recorded as unauthorised absence.

Universities and future employers often ask us to comment on attendance. Unsatisfactory levels of attendance may result in you being required to pay for your own examinations or being asked to leave school.

Click the button below to view reasons for absence which may be authorised. 

Attendance expectations and consequences: