Late/Absence Procedures

It is vital for the progress of your child that they are punctual and regular attendees at school.  Parents should inform the school if their child is going to be absent.  If no communication has been received on the first day of absence, parents will be contacted to ascertain the reason for absence.


It is important that parents/carers telephone to inform school if their child is going to be absent informing us of a reason before 10.00am. Please call 0161 881 1040 and leave a message on the answerphone. Our admin team will contact the parent provided by text if an absence has not been reported by 10.00am, the admin team will be tracking all absences.


To maintain the high levels of attendance we would like to highlight the following points:

  • You will be giving your child the best possible chance to reach his/her potential if s/he attends school regularly and on time.

  • The Headteacher is not permitted to grant any leave of absence during term unless there are exceptional circumstances. Holiday leave would not be considered an exceptional circumstance.

  • In those cases where permission is not granted, your child will be considered absent without authorisation.


Late Arrival: Registration begins at 9.00am, pupils arriving after this time will be marked as present but arriving late. The register will close at 9.30am (no more than thirty minutes after the opening of the register) pupils arriving after the close of register will be recorded as late, this will not be authorised and will count as an absence for that school session.


On arrival after the close of register, pupils must immediately report to the school office to ensure that we can be responsible for their health and safety whilst they are in school.