Behaviour, Attendance & welfare


Attending school every day is vitally important to help pupils to get the most out of school. Excellent attendance will ensure pupils can achieve all of their goals and aspirations. However, we recognise that there may occasionally be times when pupils are unwell and will not be able to attend school. If this happens please ensure school is contacted on the first day of absence by using the ‘Study Bugs’ App, contacting Student Reception and leaving a message or by speaking directly to the Attendance Officer.


Punctuality is equally important, both in terms of arriving at school and being on time for lessons.  It shows pupils are ready to learn. Mentor time starts at 8:45am and registration marks for the morning will be taken during mentor time.  From September 2024, the register will close one hour after the start of the school day and any pupil arriving after this time will be marked absent for the morning session.  This will count against your child’s attendance. Afternoon registration mark will take place in period 4 straight after lunch at 1:10. If pupils are late to registration or lessons then mentors or teachers will mark pupils as late on the register. Pupils who are late, with no good reason, will be sanctioned in accordance with our behaviour policy.


If for any reason pupils need to leave school during the school day, for example a hospital appointment, parents must inform the school in advance. Pupils must wait at Student Reception for a parent or carer to collect them. No pupil will be allowed to leave school during the school day without being collected by an adult. We ask parents to try to make medical and dental appointments for the end of the school day where possible.

If pupils are ill or have an accident they are encouraged to report this to a member of staff immediately. Staff will assess pupils and contact parents where appropriated. Pupils must not contact parents themselves.

Under no circumstances are pupils allowed to leave school for any reason without permission as their safety cannot be assured.