Regular and punctual attendance is vital to progress and a legal requirement of all pupils. Where lateness or a short absence is unavoidable, parents are expected to telephone the school on the first morning of absence, then to send with their child on their return a brief note of explanation to the appropriate form tutor. Where absence through illness is likely to be prolonged, parents are asked to notify the Head of Year. Our Student Support Workers deal with attendance problems and supports pupils’ return to school. Homework will be provided for pupils during periods of longer term absence.