DSC 1653

Attendance / Absence

The School disapproves strongly of term time absences for reasons other than illness except in specific circumstances. 

All matters relating to attendance and absence is set out in our Attendance Policy

To report a pupil absence:

The School must be informed on the first day of absence, by telephone or by email before 9:30 am.

To report a pupil absence please use the appropriate contact details below:

Years 7 - 11 (only)

(or) Ring 01689 820101, then press '2'

Years 12 & 13 (only) 

(or) Ring 01689 820101, then press '3' 

To apply for leave of absence

The pupil or parent should obtain an Absence Request Form which is available to download HERE, or is from from the Attendance Officer). When the completed form is returned, the Head of Year, in consultation with the Assistant Head, will decide whether to authorise or not and send the appropriate letter.

Additional Resources:

Attendance Matters Leaflet

Sixth Form Attendance