Attendance/Absence – Reporting Absences Procedures
Reporting Absences – How to notify the school if your child is absent.
How to notify the school if your child is absent
Any student absence, whatever the reason, must be reported by 8.30am on each morning of absence, using our dedicated school ‘EduLink One’ phone App.
Please give a brief, detailed description of the reason of absence. Please note that reasons such as ill, poorly or unwell will be unauthorised.
Reporting Medical Appointments:
All medical appointments should also be reported using the ‘EduLink One’ phone App at least 2 days prior to the appointment, along with relevant confirmation of the appointment. A letter or screenshot of the appointment should be attached to the message using the ‘attachment paperclip’ at the bottom left of the screen. Appointments may not be authorised if you are unable to provide confirmation of the appointment.
In the event of not being able to access the App then please call the Attendance Line Number – 01279 869555
Please do not report absences via the School Admin Offices or the main school number.
Emails will not be accepted for notification of absence.
All absence and general queries should be emailed via the school office and not via the App, the messaging function is solely for daily absence reporting and the reporting of medical appointments.
Late arrival/missed registration:
Any student missing a form registration, either morning or afternoon for any reason, should sign in at the main reception area. If they do not, an unauthorised absence may remain on their record and parents may be notified of absence unnecessarily.
If parents/carers are aware of a reason why their child will arrive late on any occasion, they should notify the school by the App.
Students should sign out in the main reception. Any student needing to leave during the school day for an appointment, etc. should have already advised the School by using the App.
Students will not be allowed off site if School has not received prior advice of the appointment and contact will be made with a parent/carer. All students under 16 must be collected, they cannot travel independently to appointments even if authorised by parents.
Signing back in on return from an appointment must also be done at the main school Reception.