Absence, Attendance and Punctuality
Promoting Regular Attendance: Helping to create a habit of regular attendance is everybody’s responsibility - parents, students and all members of school staff.
Arrival to school
The school day starts at 8:50. Pupils should be in their tutor rooms at this time. Our three pupil entrances are open just before 8:40; pupils need to come onto school site and go straight to their tutor rooms.
The gates are locked at 8:50 and any pupil arriving after this time is late to school. They will need to go to the main gates and then to reception to sign-in.
If a pupil cannot attend school for any reason, please can a parent/carer notify the school by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01743 235961.
Please can we be notified of absence as early as possible, and by 10am at the latest.
Please continue to report absence for each day your child is not in school. This is for safeguarding purposes.
End of the day
We have a staggered end to the school day.
• Year 7 leave at: 15:00
• Year 8 leave at: 15:05
• Year 9 leave at: 15:05
• Year 10 leave at: 15:10
• Year 11 leave at: 15:10
Checking your child’s attendance and punctuality
Our school app, Satchel One, provides a live attendance and punctuality dashboard so that you can keep on top of absence and lateness.