Attendance

New: absence notification form

Pupils are expected to attend school every day, be punctual and prepared for their day. Attendance is key to your son or daughter’s achievement in school and we are pleased that our parents / families support us in this area. All pupils should aim for 100% attendance and we expect a minimum of 96%. Pupils are expected to attend registration on arrival at school and if for any reason they are late into school they must sign in at Student Services. We expect absences to be kept to a minimum: routine medical and dental appointments should be arranged out of school hours wherever possible.  If your son or daughter must leave school during the day for any reason, then they are asked to bring in a note in advance of the date so that arrangements can be made.

 If you have any concerns about your son / daughter’s attendance please do speak to their form tutor or Pastoral Support assistant as soon as possible. For additional information please see our Attendance Policy

To advise of any absences in Years 7-11 please complete our absence notification form and for Sixth Form please also complete the absence notification form.

Please note we are unable to approve any holiday in Term Time except in exceptional circumstances.

For more guidelines regarding this please see: School Attendance

The School Day

08:45-09:05     Tutor Time/ Assembly
09:05-11:05     Lesson 1
11:05-13:15     Lesson 2
13:15-15:10     Lesson 3

Three break times are staggered through the day depending on year group.

Year Groups First Break Second Break Third Break
7 & 9 09:45-10:05 11:45-12:15 13:55-14:10
8 & 10 10:05-10:25 12:15-12:45 14:10-14:25
11, 12 & 13 10:45-11:05 12:45-13:15 14:25-14:40