Attendance & Wellbeing

COVID Track and Trace Form

Student Absence Request Form 

Update your child's medical details

COVID Symptoms

You must not send your child to college if they or anyone in their household has coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms; or has tested positive in the last 10 days; or if a member of the household has coronavirus symptoms and has yet to receive a negative (clear) test result. If your child becomes unwell with a new continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), you will be contacted to collect them and advised to follow ‘stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection’.  You will also be advised to access a coronavirus test.  

It is imperative that you inform us immediately of the results of a Covid-19 test.  For all negative results this can be done by email to or calling the absence line on 01329 843127 (option 1).  If you receive a positive test during the working week please use the contact details above and complete the COVID Track and Trace Form. 

If you or your child receives a positive test result after college hours or over the weekend, please text 07922 532833 to inform us, and complete the COVID Track and Trace Form in order to help us track and trace students and staff who may have been in contact.

Punctuality and Attendance

Students should arrive in college in plenty of time to get to tutor by 8:25am.  Gates will be locked at 8:20am, after 8:20am students must sign in at reception.   If your child cannot attend college for any reason, you should contact the college office before 8:30am on the first day of absence giving your child's name, year and tutor group, reason for absence and expected day of return.  

Students must bring a note from parents in their planner when they return to college explaining their absence.

We have introduced Truancy Call to reduce unauthorised absence.  Parents will receive a text message to let them know if their child is not in college.  The facility also allows parents to respond.  As we all know, being late to college reduces learning time:

  • If your child is 5 minutes late every day they will miss 3 days of learning each year
  • If your child is 15 minutes late every day they will miss 2 weeks of learning each year

Tutors have regular conversations with students about their attendance.

Illness, Accidents  and Medication

  • If students feel unwell, teachers should sign the student's planner and send them to the first aid room
  • The college will contact parents if this is necessary.  Students must not contact home themselves
  • If students require regular medication, parents will need to complete a medication form which can be downloaded from the forms page in the parents area of college website
  • We are not allowed to give other medication without parental permission

Please ensure that all contact details are kept updated throughout the year, every student must have a minimum of two emergency contacts.  If we have not received notification of an absence and are then unable to make contact with you ourselves, this could trigger safeguarding procedures.

If you have any concerns regarding attendance or would like help in supporting your child to attend college, please contact your child’s tutor in the first instance.

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Page updated: 26 September 2020