Absences

RATES OF AUTHORISED AND UNAUTHORISED ABSENCE 2016/2017

Number of pupils on roll for at least one session : 908

Percentages

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Attendance

96.9

96.3

95.4

95.8

97.3

Authorised Absence

2.5

2.8

3.5

3.0

2.2

Unauthorised Absence

0.6

0.9

1.1

1.2

0.5

Percentage of Authorised Absence = 2.8

Percentage of Unauthorised Absence = 0.9

The figures indicate that attendance at the College is maintained at a high level throughout all year groups.  Absences may be authorised by the College for genuine reasons such as illness, funerals, medical appointments, agreed sporting activities, music examinations, transitional visits to other schools etc. An absence will be recorded as unauthorised where the reason for the absence is not acceptable to the College, medical evidence is not provided on request or where a child's absence is below 90%.

The Principal is able to authorise absence from the College if the request meets the criteria of an exceptional circumstance. 

Further details are available in the the College's Attendance Policy.

  1. Absence Request Form Jan18