Absence Requests

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 complete the Pupil Absence Form and return it to the Attendance Officer or leave it at Reception 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.

Please click here for the Pupil Absence Request Form

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 8.25am. If a student is not in Civitas by the time the register is taken at 8.30am, 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 a Sixth Form student has an UNPLANNED absence, please complete and follow the instructions on the UNPLANNED absence form

If a Sixth Form student has a PLANNED absence, please complete and follow the instructions on the PLANNED absence form

Many thanks for your support with this matter.