Reporting Absence

The Department of Education requires that we receive written confirmation from the parents/guardian when a pupil is absent from school, giving the reason and date(s). Notification by text (through Schoolcomms) on each day of absence satisfies this requirement. A telephone call must be followed up by a written confirmation. Unless a text message has been received on EACH day of absence, a pupil MUST bring an explanatory letter signed by a parent/guardian stating clearly the dates of absence and the reason when they return to school. This must be presented at the Tutor Group Assembly to the Tutor.

Parents/guardians who have singed up for the Schoolcomms system will receive a text if their child does not arrive in school and we have not been informed about the reason for their absence. Parents should text replied about absences to 01287 244005.