Regular and punctual school attendance is of paramount importance in ensuring that all children have full access to the curriculum. Valuable learning time is lost when the young people are absent or late.

Students should be at their timetabled provision, on time, every day unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable. Permitting absence from school without a good reason is an offence by the parent/carer.

Young people are sometimes reluctant to attend provision. Any problems with regular attendance are best sorted out between The Hub, the parents and the young person.

Every half-day absence has to be classified by the school, not the parents/carers, as either AUTHORISED or UNAUTHORISED. This is why information about the cause of each absence is always required, preferably in writing.

Authorised absences are mornings or afternoons away from timetabled provision for a reason such as genuine illness of the pupil or unavoidable cause.

Unauthorised absences are those which the school does not consider reasonable and for which no “leave” has been given.

Please take a look at our Attendance Policy for further information and guidance. If you have any queries or problems with attendance, please contact our Home School Liasion officer – Lucie Broadbent Smith to discuss.

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