how we support pupils who have additional educational needs - additional-educational-needs.pdf
details of our home/school contract outlining the responsibilities of parents, pupils and the school - home-school-contract.pdf
the school's code of conduct - code-of-conduct.pdf
details of school discipline procedures - school-discipline.pdf
details of our complaints procedure - complaints.pdf
details of our Pupil Services Centre including who to contact when your child is absent (telephone 836366) and where to obtain information about free school meals - pupil-services-centre.pdf
who to contact to make an appointment and information regarding reports and consultations concerning your child - school-and-parents.pdf
We have had a number of requests for leave of absence during term time for holidays. Please be aware that the school will not, in general, authorise absence for holidays. Whilst we understand that holidays are cheaper during term time, parents are, by law, responsible for ensuring their child attends school regularly and the school will only authorise holidays in exceptional circumstances. Parents can face a penalty notice of £50 (which rises to £100 if unpaid within 28 days and can lead to prosecution after that) for taking unauthorised holiday leave for their child. Research shows that less than 40% of secondary pupils with an average of 17 days or more absence, will get 5 good GCSEs at A* to C, compared to more than 90% of those with less than 8 days absence. It really does matter. We thank you for your support in emphasising the importance to your child of good attendance in school.
Any requests for holiday leave must be put in writing and passed to Mrs Gray in Pupil Services. All requests will be considered individually and will receive a written response. Parents/carers should not assume that no response means the absence has been authorised – please get in touch if you do not receive a written response, to check we have received the request.