Our aim is to encourage and assist all students to reach outstanding levels of attendance and punctuality. Underpinning this commitment is a belief that students are only able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them if they attend school regularly and punctually.
Holidays have an adverse effect on student progress and final examination performance. The school will not approve any requests for absence for holidays in term time except under exceptional circumstances.
We ask that parents support us and do not attempt to contact pupils on their mobile phones during the school day. If a parent needs to contact their son or daughter urgently then they should telephone Reception who will be able to relay messages to pupils. In an emergency, pupils are also able to contact parents via Reception or their Head of Year.
What happens if my child feels unwell or needs to take medication during the school day?
Pupils who feel unwell must get a slip from their teacher and go to Reception. They can stay there until they feel better and return to class, or they are collected by parents. Any medicines must be supervised by First Aid. Pupils must not carry or administer any medication themselves. Parents must bring medication into school and complete the relevant paperwork.
What if my child needs to leave the school site?
Pupils who leave the premises for any legitimate reason during the school day must be signed out at Reception by a parent/guardian. Similarly, pupils arriving at school late must sign in. It is essential that pupils are accounted for during the school day.
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