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Attendance / Absence

Attendance is one of the key factors determining student success.  Put simply, if you do not attend, we cannot teach you.  If we cannot teach you, you will be less successful.  Ultimately, the aim is for all our students to maintain excellent attendance and to be successful.

The expectation for all our Sixth Form students is to keep attendance at lessons and other timetabled sessions above 96%.  This target accepts the reality that students will occasionally be too ill to attend or may have medical appointments which they cannot schedule outside of Sixth Form hours.

Notifying us of absence

For unplanned absence from Sixth Form (e.g. general illness), a parent or carer must phone the Absence Line (01789 209296 or email to account for the absence by 9AM on each day of absence.   If the absence is likely to last more than a few days, the parent/carer should contact the Attendance Improvement Officer (01789 416621) or Attendance Support Administrator (01789 416673).

Daily response to absence

Each day on which a student generates an unauthorised absence mark (either through not attending at all, or missing AM/PM registration), the parent/carer receives a notification from the School.  It is important the parent/carer engages with these and follows up with their child.