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How we follow up unexplained absence 

Where any student we expect to attend does not attend, or stops attending, without reason, the school will: 

  • Parents must inform the school of the reason for any absence by 9am on the first day. School will follow up each day until a reason is provided via our automated text system or phone call. 

  • Unexplained absences over 3 consecutive days leads the school to initiate “child missing in education” procedures. 

  • 10 school days in a row of unexplained absence causes the student to be flagged as “at risk of missing”. Hampshire local authority will then visit the last known address.  

  • If a student’s attendance goes below 90%, they will be put on stage 3 of our attendance intervention plan. Further declines could lead to non-authorization of future absences or involvement of legal authorities.