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Attendance

Students should reach a minimum of 95% attendance each academic year as good attendance works hand in hand with your child reaching their full potential.

Absences can only be authorised for illness, medical appointments, religious observance and compassionate leave. If you wish to take your child out of school during term time for any other reason, a leave request form must be completed. These can be found in Student Services or Reception. Leave will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances and unauthorised leave could lead to a Penalty Notice being issued, see leave request form for more information.

Parents must notify the school on EACH day of absence by telephone 01883 347818 ext. 165.  You may also e-mail attendance@destafford.org.uk by 9.30a.m.  This is for your child's safety.

School starts promptly at 8.30am. Students who arrive after that time will be marked with a Late Mark. Parents will be advised of lateness. This is also for your child's safety.  Sanctions are in place for continual lateness and parents may be asked to attend a meeting.

Letters will be sent out throughout the school year to highlight any concerns and in some cases parents may be asked to attend a meeting. If your child’s attendance remains consistently low, a referral will be made to Education Welfare who will continue to work with you to improve your child's attendance.

Contact us: de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5YX.

Tel: 01883 347818
Fax: 01883 343194
Email: admin@destafford.org.uk

 

Our Education Welfare Officer is Mrs Samantha Emmerson

email: Samantha.emmerson@surreycc.gov.uk

Telephone: 01737 737777

 

 

  1. Attendance Policy 2015
  2. Leave Request Form
  3. Penalty Notices Information
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