If your child is going to be late or absent, please let us know before 9.00 am, using one of the options below:
|Telephone:||020 8438-1700 - select option 2|
When reporting an absence we need to know your child’s name, tutor group, reason for absence and anticipated day of return. Please make it clear your relationship to the child whose absence is being reported as well as a contact number.
Unauthorised Student Absence
The Education Welfare Service will be issuing parents with an EPN (Education Penalty Notice) if they take children out of school during term time. The fine is £120.00 per parent. If the fine is paid within 28 days this is reduced to £60.00 per parent.
We believe it is very important that all our students benefit from 190 days of learning to ensure they make progress and achieve the results they should. If a school can improve its attendance by 1%, this can result in a 5-6% improvement in attainment.
We are asking you to support the school by ensuring your child achieves excellent attendance and punctuality. Headteachers will only allow term time leave in exceptional circumstances, however permission may not be given and the Headteacher’s decision is final. Any requests for such leave must be in writing and addressed to the Headteacher.