Student Absence

The welfare of our children remains a priority for us,  and with this in mind we need to ensure that we receive communication about any child who is unexpectedly absent. Parents/carers should ring the academy (01302 868414) before 8:45am each day their child is absent giving the reason for the absence.  If we do not receive notification of absence, we will be following the procedure outlined below:

  • Phoning contact numbers as provided by you to try and gain verbal confirmation that your child is absent with your knowledge (please complete and return the attached form to provide us with three up to date contact numbers for your child as soon as possible). One of the numbers should be a mobile telephone number.
  • If we are not able to contact you by phone then a member of staff will carry out a home visit on the morning of absence (please complete the attached form, adding all possible addresses that your child may be at if absent/sick).
  • In the unlikely event that we cannot gain satisfaction that your child is absent with your knowledge, then we are now required to phone the police, for them to make enquiries as to the safety and well-being of your child.

With enhanced and efficient communication between home and school, we can all be sure that our children are safe and well.