Excellence, Care and Partnership
At The Earls High School, we recognise that regular and punctual attendance at school is both a legal requirement and vital in helping young people to maximise their educational opportunities.
Parents should notify the school of any absence before 8.30am, by emailing Mrs S Reynolds, our Attendance Officer, on email@example.com or by telephoning 01384 816108. The message left should include the name of the student, their year group and the reason for absence.
Dental or medical treatment should be arranged outside school hours where possible. If, in very exceptional circumstances, you need to request absence for your child, you should apply to the school.
Support with Attendance
If you or your child need further support with attendance to school, please don’t hesitate to contact their form tutor, Year Co-Ordinator or Mrs Reynolds.
If a student’ attendance falls to 90% they are classed as persistently absent. Parents will be contacted, and a meeting arranged to provide support and address any barriers.
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Holidays in Term Time
Headteachers are now only allowed to authorise any leave of absence when an application has been made in advance, and it is felt to be for an exceptional circumstance. The annual family holiday would not be deemed an exceptional circumstance.
A letter from a primary parent or carer must be sent to the Headteacher at least two weeks before and must be agreed to before the leave begins. This is not an entitlement and holidays taken in term time will adversely affect your child’s attendance record and their academic progress.
If a leave of absence is taken during term time without permission, this will be marked in the school register as an unauthorised absence, and further action may be taken. The school works closely with Education Inclusion Service to monitor attendance.