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To report your child's absence from school, please click here for the

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As a school, we aim that students’ attendance is at least 94% across the year. To put this in concrete terms,
the following table shows the number of school days per year missed at different percentages of




Multiply this by 5 to reflect the 5 years of secondary education and students with 95% attendance or lower
across their time at the school will have missed at least 45 days (225 hours) of learning time!


A student with 80% attendance will have missed the equivalent of a whole year.


We would therefore ask that you try to ensure that your son/daughter achieves the best possible
attendance this year. The Winter and Spring Terms are traditionally period of seasonal illness and, whilst
we want to stress that students should not attend school if they are genuinely unfit for learning, we would
ask that this is kept to the minimum required for them to recover.


If your child is ill and unable to make it to school please call our

Student Absence Line (Option1) on 01932 562326 

stating clearly their name, their Tutor Group and a specific reason for their absence i.e. if
they are ill please state the specific illness.


To view our school Attendance Policy - CLICK HERE

To access Surrey County Council Advice for Parents  - please click the link below



Just a gentle reminder. If your child is suffering from any Covid symptoms you will need to keep them at home, arrange a PCR test at your earliest convenience and contact the school for advice.