Attendance and Punctuality
It is really important that you come to school on time every day. Lateness and attendance below 100% will have a negative impact on your studies and examination results and is not fair on the other students in your class.
Students must come to school every day and aim to have 100% attendance. 100% attendance is essential to guarantee the highest possible achievement.
If a student is absent parents or carers must contact the school by 9 am on the first day of absence and give the reason for the absence. On the third day of absence the parent/carer should call the school again to give an update.
On their return to school the student should bring a letter from their parent/carers to explain the absence. A medical letter or certificate will be required for absences longer than 3 days.
Only a hospital appointment or a visit to the orthodontist will be authorised (evidence will be required). All routine medical appointments should be made after school hours.
The school telephone number is: 020 8897 2001
Holidays in term time are NOT allowed. The school is closed for 13 weeks each year and holidays must only be taken during this time. Any absence in term time will be rigorously followed up by the attendance officers.
The Education Welfare Service and the Attendance Team
The Education Welfare Service works closely with the school to monitor student attendance and intervene when there are problems.
Parents/carers must make sure their children attend school regularly. They have a legal responsibility to ensure they do so. If parents/carers allow their children to stay away from school without good reason they may be prosecuted.
Ms Hassania is the school’s Attendance Officer. She will monitor and follow up students who do not attend school regularly and punctually.
Home visits will be scheduled and targets will be set if necessary to improve students’ attendance at school.