Report an Absence
If your child needs to be absent from school for any reason please contact the Academy by 8 am on each day of absence. Please contact the Attendance Team on our direct line, 01228 822070 or alternatively if ringing the main switchboard on 01228 822060 please select, Option 1.
If we have no contact regarding your child’s absence a text message will be sent by the academy. It is of vital importance that you respond to the text to ensure that your child’s whereabouts are known and that they are safe. A phone call will also be made by your child’s Form Tutor or Head of Learning.
Please endeavour to keep health appointments to the beginning or end of school days thus allowing at least half a day education and provide evidence of appointment letter, appointments card, text etc. If your child is absent for 5 or more days we request that medical evidence of some kind is provided to cover absence, this is to help in avoiding any unnecessary involvement from the Attendance Officer and Inclusion Officer from the Local Authority due to medical reason. The Head of Learning and Attendance Team will support your child to return.
It is vital that all students maintain attendance of 95% or above. Please note any student with attendance below this will have any absence unauthorised unless medical evidence can be provided, or the absence is preauthorised by the academy.
If you child has any of the Covid-19 symptoms your child must stay at home and request a test. Your child cannot return to the academy until we have received confirmation of a negative result. You can either call the academy or send the result to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please be reassured that if your child is off with Covid, self-isolating or with symptoms their absence is authorised and does not impact on their overall attendance.