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.