Absence due to illness and medical appointments

Please call the main school phone number 020 7924 8200 and choose option 1 to report your child’s absence when they are unwell, late, or have a medical appointment to attend, by 8:30am on each day of your child's absence.  Evidence of medically related absences should also be emailed to attendance@arkbolingbrokeacademy.org.  For all other absences, please follow the guidelines set out below including completing the online absence request form.

Absence Requests: Years 7-11

If you would like to take your child out of school during term for any reason other than a medical appointment you must email attendance@arkbolingbrokeacademy.org at least one week before the intended leave.

You will be notified if your request has been authorised. Any absence that is not authorised will be recorded as unauthorised.

Absence Requests: Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13 only)

As per the student/family/school agreement signed at beginning of the year, agreed attendance is 98% or above. 

Our school day begins promptly at 8.55am. If a student is not in their first lesson by the time the register is taken at 8.55am, they are marked as "N". If they arrive after this time, they are marked as "L". Both marks directly affect student's overall attendance and punctuality data which we use to inform our UCAS school reference.

More importantly, however, if a student misses civitas, they miss valuable pastoral care, key notices for the week, guest speakers and 1:1 meetings. This is vital for their success and wellbeing.

If you are going to be absent from school ​please ensure your parent/carer phones the absence line (020 7924 8200 option 1) prior to 8:30am on each day of your absence.

In the event of a planned absence (non-medical), please follow the steps below:

a) log in to your BBA student office.com account to complete the form below

b) you will receive an email from pupil services as to whether this has been authorised or not

c) you must submit evidence otherwise the absence is likely to be unauthorised

The link to the Sixth Form absence form is here

Many thanks for your support with this matter.