If you wish to report your child's absence, please use the following process.
Phone 01424 439888 before 8am of the morning of absence and choose:
- option 1 for Helenswood Campus (years 7 and 8) or
- option 2 for William Parker Campus (years 9 to 11)
Why is attendance important?
Every day of education and indeed every lesson matters. In the National Curriculum where there is built in progression, children who are persistently late or absent soon get behind with learning and then do not understand current lessons when they return.
The introduction to a lesson and to the school day is crucial to the child’s understanding of their own learning. Children who miss school frequently will undoubtedly have gaps in their learning which will impede their progress and future ability to engage in lessons. This in turn has a knock on effect for their ability to concentrate and for their behaviour.
Frequent absence has a profound and cumulative effect on achievement.