Why Regular Attendance is so important:
Learning: Any absence affects the pattern of a child’s schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning.
Regular school attendance is the key to enabling pupils to maximise the educational opportunities available to them and become resilient, confident and competent adults who are able to realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to their community. Ensuring regular attendance at school is a legal responsibility and permitting absence from school without a good reason creates an offence in law and may result in prosecution.
Contacting school by phone to report absence
For pupil absence please ring before 8.30am using the main switchboard. If the absence is not notified before this time you may be called by one of our attendance team to verify the absence. Tel: 0161 477 3544 (main switchboard)
8.30am - All pupils should be at their tutor room when the 8.30am bell rings.
8.30am- Tutors take the register. Pupils arriving after this time are recorded late at the Main Entrance and issued with a late detention slip. Pupils arriving late at the Tutor Room are similarly recorded as being late on the electronic register.
Lessons - Registers are taken at the start of each lesson; pupils arriving late are marked late by class teachers.
Any pupil who arrives late to School will be issued with a late detention slip. The detention will take place that break time for 15 minutes. If they do not attend this, they will be issued with a 30-minute detention after school for the following school day. Parents/carers will be notified of the detention via a text message or email to the first contact in our system.
Pupils who frequently arrive after 8.55am are liable to formal proceedings, which will be initiated by the Educational Welfare Officer and may ultimately result in a fixed penalty. Attendance information is recorded and reported to parents/carers via termly Progress Reports. The same information (post Year 11) is made available to potential further education institutions and employers.
For more information regarding attendance, please see the leaflet below.