Cleeve School


Reporting Absences

At Cleeve School we recognise the need for students to attend school regularly. We will try to make sure that students want to come to school by: 

  • Providing a curriculum that is relevant, stimulating and challenging.
  • Creating a caring and welcoming environment.
  • Making sure that behaviour follows our code of conduct. 

The school seeks the support of the parents/guardians in maintaining high standards of attendance and punctuality. 

Parents/guardians should ensure that their children arrive at school regularly and on time.  Where it is not possible or practicable for a student to attend school his/her parent/guardian should: 

Notify the school preferably by telephoning the absence line (01242 662004), or contacting the school by letter or email on the first day of any absence, detailing the reason for the absence and stating an estimated return time. 

If this has not been possible due to extraordinary circumstances then a note should be sent in with the student when they return to school. 

At the end of a period of absence the parents will be expected to write a letter addressed to their Head of Year explaining the reasons for their child’s absence. 

If a child is persistently absent from school, appropriate medical advice should be sought, and medical evidence may be requested.  Where possible pre-arranged appointments should be arranged out of school time. 

More information on Attendance can be found on this website in our Attendance Policy.


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