Attendance at College

Dear Parents/Guardians

As you know high attendance at college is directly linked to your son/daughter’s achievement. Evidence suggests that if a student missed 10% of their time with us at college this can be the equivalent of a grade lower than expected in their results.

With this in mind from January 2015 we are using a new system to alert you of any unauthorised absence. If your son/daughter has received an absence mark we will text you the following day informing you of this. You won’t receive the text if you have called into college to inform us of the absence as this is counted as authorised. The attendance policy can be found on the link below.

If you need to update your mobile phone number with us then your son/daughter can collect a form from student reception which once completed can be returned there as well.

If you have any queries about your son/daughter’s absence then please call or email their personal tutor. You can view your son/daughter’s attendance through the portal which shows both their overall attendance percentage and their register marks.

We know that you will want to support us in making sure that your son/daughter achieves the very best they can and therefore will welcome the opportunity to be alerted regarding any issues.