Attendance at College is crucial to a student’s education. It is very important that we receive a telephone call to explain the reason whenever a child is absent from college. Please ring the college before 9am, on extension 1. We have an answer machine so messages can be left at any time. Also please write a note in the Contact Book for 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 holidays wherever possible. It is never easy to catch up on missed work. All students leaving the college premises, at any time, must sign out in the Attendance 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 for one lesson 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.