Absence from lessons is unacceptable without good reason – attendance is recorded and forms part of a student’s final school reference. Please note the following:

  • If your child is absent for the whole school day for any reason, including illness, please call 01342 410140, and leave a message on the sixth form absence line by 8.50am. Alternatively, please email Mrs Barden, KS5 Intervention Leader, on
  • If your child arrives late for a lesson they must advise Mrs Barden of the reason behind their lateness.
  • If your child requests permission for an authorised absence, eg. a medical appointment, driving test, religious event, attendance of a funeral etc, they must see Mrs Barden or complete a pink authorised absence form available in B01 and leave it for the attention of Mrs Barden in her office.
  • If your child becomes unwell whilst at school and decides to return home please can they advise Mrs Barden before leaving or email her at Please note Mrs Hill in Medical is still on hand to support the sixth form students if they are unwell at school.