We would like to remind parents that we run a first day calling system. We would appreciate your support in keeping us up to date with telephone numbers and by returning any outstanding data checking sheets. Please contact the school on the absence line early on the first day of absence before the close of registers at 9am or 1.20pm. Please be aware that students must register with their tutor group or sign in late before the registers close to be marked as present.
To report an absence
Please call 01908 626167 before 9am for the morning session, and 1.20pm for the afternoon session. Please do not telephone the student’s tutor as this may result in a delay in the information reaching our Attendance Officer. Similarly, all notes need to be sent to Student Services as delays could activate our first day calling system before the information reaches the central processing point. Thank you for your co-operation.
Have a wonderful holiday… but not in term time
From the current academic year (2013/2014) headteachers are no longer able to grant up to 10 days leave for holidays during school term time. The Secretary of State for Education has stated that all holidays during term time are unauthorised and could be subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of up to £60. If you require further information: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/schoolattendance or call 01908 391029.
The real cost to your child of a holiday in term time:
- Missed lessons
- Anxiety and stress through falling behind in their work
- Lower test/examination results
- Lost opportunities in the future
Is it worth the price?
Good attendance means:
- Better chances
- Better choices
- Taking control of your life
The government and school’s attendance target for every student is 95% or higher.