IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE SCHOOL BUSES: There has been a change to the renewal process for a place on a Secondary School Bus Service. The Education Transport Team now require each parent to complete an online renewal form if they wish for their child to continue to use the school bus services for the next academic year. For further information please see the letter under the letters section of this website

High Attendance means High Achievement

Aim for your child to be in school at least 96% of the time.
Students with more than 96% attendance gain the best results at GCSE, BTEC and AS/A2 Level. Therefore, being in lessons means students will achieve success.

Attendance is constantly monitored and if it falls below 96% we will contact you to ensure attendance improves. If the Educational Social Worker (ESW) then becomes involved you may be fined or prosecuted. We will try to help you avoid this at all costs.

We believe the partnership between home and school is vital for your child’s success. Please telephone school before 8.50am for all absences. Our automated system texts or calls if an absence is not explained by 9.30am. Always complete an Absence Note or PE Absence Note in the student planner.

Years 7 to 11 and Post-16
24hr Attendance Line 01274 258973

Attendance Manager 07713 567158

Students should always be punctual to school and lessons.

To avoid a late mark, students should be in form rooms for registration at 8.50am. Students must always sign in at reception if arriving after 8.50am. Students who arrive after 8.50am, or who are late to lessons receive a late mark (L) in their planner.

Note: A one hour whole school detention is given if a student accrues three late marks to school in one week or three late marks to lessons in one week. Plus, if students are late to school they also receive a lunchtime detention on that day.

In line with the Department for Education advice to support attendance, we do not authorise holidays in term time.

Signing out
We discourage students from leaving during the day but if it’s unavoidable put a note in your child’s planner e.g. hospital appointment. Students must sign out/back in at reception.

To see our attendance policy please click here