Informing us that your child is absent from College
Please do not send your child to College if they are unwell
Please can all parents and carers continue to ensure they contact the College DAILY should their child be absent. Contact should be made before 8:30am so we are able to quickly establish our daily morning register.
Registration is at 8:25am each morning and students must be arriving onsite at 8:20am. Registration closes at 8:50am.
Reporting daily absence (including Post16)
All parents/carers are required to submit a Microsoft Form (below) to the College on each day of absence by 8:30am at the latest to advise the College of the full reasons for absence. You can use your smartphone to scan the QR code below which will take you directly to the form. We would be grateful if you did not ring or email the absence and only use the Microsoft Form submission below. This will ensure we can establish as quickly as possible who is absent from College at the start of the day
QR code (scan with your smartphone camera)
We would be grateful if parents and carers do not leave messages for absence on any phone voicemail or email address at the College and just use the Microsoft Forms above.
Students who have been absent because of sickness and diarrhoea should return to College 24 hours after the last episode.
You are legally responsible to ensure that your child attends College.
Unwell at College / Medical
It is vital that parents/carers complete the data collection form sent from College at the start of the year, so that we know who we should contact in case of emergency. Students must tell a member of staff that they are feeling unwell. Students who are genuinely unwell will be cared for by a College first-aider. If the student needs to go home, Parents/Carers will be asked to come into College to pick up the student from either the Green Close or Gipsy Lane Reception - not a nearby location.
Please Note: Academy Staff are not permitted to send children home if they are unwell unless the child is collected by a nominated / named adult and listed on our system as a contact. Medication should not be brought into College unless a medical form has been completed.
Parents/Carers of children with medical conditions will be asked to confirm details of their child’s condition at least annually.
Medical Appointments during College time
Students must have a note written in their Student Planner should they have a medical appointment. This must be signed by the parent and shown to the tutor on the morning of the appointment so they can also sign the note. The Parent/carer must pick up their child from the either the Main Reception at Green Close or Gipsy Lane, not a nearby location. Students should present the signed not in their Student Planner to the receptionist before signing out of College.