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Research shows that there is a direct correlation between high levels of attendance and high levels of student attainment.

Parents are requested to notify the school before 9.00am each day their child is absent. Where a student does not register for a morning session and there is no explanation for that absence, the Attendance Officer will contact the parents to inform them of this.

If you wish to report a student absence, you should call the school office on 0118 937 6847 or alternatively, you can email The email should be sent from the email address that we have registered for the parent on our Management Information System. 

Medical and dental appointments should not be made during the school day unless absolutely necessary, in which case an email or a signed letter from the parent is required. In addition, students must sign in and out at reception.

Students may only leave the school site with permission from their parent/guardian and the school. If a student needs to leave school during the day they should report to school office to sign out.  In order to sign out they will need a note from their parent/guardian with the day, date and time they should be leaving and a brief explanation of the reason for doing so.  If a student does not have a note then the school will make every effort to contact a parent/guardian but if it is unable to do so we are unable to allow the student to leave school.

To request a leave of absence

We do not expect any parents to request permission for holidays for their children during the school term unless there are exceptional circumstances. Any requests should be submitted to the school, in writing, at least 15 school days before the holiday dates. The final decision rests with the school.