Attendance at College is crucial to a student’s education. It is very important that we receive a telephone call from parents to explain the reason should your child be absent from College. Please call the College before 9am, on extension 1. There is an answer machine for messages, which can be left at any time. Also please write a note for your child’s tutor information. Sometimes our Attendance Officer may telephone you to confirm an absence. This is an important part of making sure that your children are safe. Please do not keep your child away from College unless it is absolutely necessary and restrict family holidays to College holiday dates, which are on our website. It is never easy to catch up on missed work. All students leaving the College premises, at any time, must sign out in the Pastoral Office and show a note for the reason, e.g. medical appointment, students should speak to their teachers and ensure that they catch up on any missed work as soon as possible after returning to College.
Medical appointments – please always come into College even if for only one lesson, it is always worth it as your child could miss important information in that subject – please return to College after the appointment to complete your day at College. Appointment cards should be handed in to the Attendance Officer in the Pastoral Office.