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A high standard of attendance and punctuality is expected of all students throughout the school year.  Good school attendance directly correlates with attainment – our young people will achieve better when they are in class.  Furthermore, employers increasingly ask for information regarding attendance when seeking references.  Our School encourages students and parents to ensure that attendance levels remain high.


Parents should note that:


  • If a student is absent, please phone the school office to let us know 

  • When the student returns, parents need to provide a note explaining the absence, for the Form Tutor 

  • If a student is going to be absent due to a planned appointment, e.g. hospital appointment, parents must inform the Form Tutor in advance and present the appointment letter


Parents should also note that: 

  • Attendance that falls below 85% is considered to be ‘poor attendance’ 

  • Absence of just 15 days in any one school year will bring attendance below 90% 

  • The Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) will be notified of persistently poor attendance

Good attendance is rewarded in school through the Rewards System and Attendance Awards Ceremony.

Parents can check on their child’s overall attendance at any stage using the SIMs Parent App.

Additional information on attendance, lateness and absence can be found through the links given.

Mrs M Irwin Deputy Pastoral Leader Junior Campus

Mrs K Rodgers Deputy Pastoral Leader Senior Campus

Absence Note

Attendance & Punctuality 

Lateness Leaflet - New

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