The school day begins at 8.30 am and finishes at 3.00 pm for all students. During a typical week, students are in school for 35.2 hours.
Optional after-school activities finish at 4.30 pm.
We are very aware of the impact of attendance on learning and achievement, and closely monitor the attendance and punctuality of all students throughout the school year. For more information, please refer to our Attendance Policy which can be found in our School Policies Section.
Amendments to the 2006 regulations make clear that Headteachers may no longer grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Should you need to request permission for absence in exceptional circumstances the request must be made, in writing, directly to the Headteacher, with as much lead time as possible. Please use the Leave of Absence Form. If permission is granted, the Headteacher will determine the number of school days a student can be absent.
Absence due to ill health
Should a student be away from school due to ill health it is important that the Attendance Officers are informed. They will note the absence and prevent an unauthorised absence being recorded.
They should be contacted on their direct lines before registration at 8.30am.
Mrs Marshall – Years 7-11: 01993 825344 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Alcock – Years 12-13: 01993 825313 email@example.com
Details can also be sent via the Absence form on parentmail.