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7-11 Absence

To report an illness, please email:

Please click here for the 'Year 7 to 11 absence request' form.  The form is to request absence for any reason (e.g. medical appointments/music examinations etc...).  When completed please submit the form which will be sent to Mrs Andrews in the 7 to 11 hub.

Sixth Form Absence

A student absence must be reported by a parent/carer to the sixth form office by 8.50AM latest, each and every morning of absence. Please email

In the event that we have not heard from a parent/carer, we will make contact via text or phone call as soon as possible. 

To request a planned absence (e.g. medical appointments/university visits/music examinations etc.) parents/carers should also email stating their name, the date/times/reason for absence.

Important Information for Parents/Carers

  • The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 as amended by Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2013 no longer permit Head Teachers to authorise leave for holidays
  • Head Teachers may grant leave of absence in exceptional circumstances
  • If the exceptional circumstances are agreed, the  Head Teacher will determine the length of the absence authorised
  • Requests for Leave of Absence should made before any arrangements confirmed or  money committed
  • If Leave of Absence is granted please contact school to discuss measures to minimise the impact of the absence on your child’s academic progress
  • This form MUST be completed by the parent(s)/resident parent/carer(s) before requests will be considered
  • Please complete a Leave of Absence form for each child

Please note:  Parents do not have any entitlement to take their child on holiday during term time.