Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behaviour and have a better chance of leaving school equipped for life.
Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to achieve well in their GCSEs so that they can move onto their choice of post 16 education, setting them up for a strong future. Good attendance at school shows potential employers that a young person is reliable. Young people who are frequently absent from school are more likely to become involved in, or be a victim of crime and anti-social behaviour.
Reporting absence from school
There is a dedicated attendance telephone line to notify school of student absences. Parents/carers should call 01793 773013 each day of absence and leave the following information:
- Student’s name
- Tutor group
- Nature of illness/reason for absence
- Expected date of return
- Caller’s relationship to student
Alternatively you can e-mail the above information directly to school on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students benefit from being in school whenever possible. Every student should strive to achieve 100% attendance so they do not miss any learning time in school. Those who are ‘ever present’ are recognised in awards assemblies.