Sunday, September 24, 2017

Attendance and Punctuality


School Day Information

Morning registration begins at 8.40 am and pupils are requested to be in their registration rooms promptly at this time. Punctuality to school and individual lessons is extremely important and is the responsibility of each pupil. Pupils who do not arrive punctually will be expected to attend a detention after school on a given date.

The school uses a structured attendance procedure and it is important that parents/carers inform the school on the first day of any absences.

NEW: We now have a Smart Phone “App” which you can use for this, please click here for details!

Parents/carers must provide school with all updated telephone contact numbers.

Important Information about New Policies regarding attendance is shown in the following links:

Attendance Letter 2016

Parents Attendance Leaflet

RHS-Attendance-Flowchart

Attendance: The Law.

A child is of compulsory school age:

  • At the beginning of the next school term after his/her fifth birthday.

And may leave school:

  • On the last Friday in June of the school year in which he/she reaches sixteen.

It is the parents/carers legal duty to ensure the regular and punctual attendance of their child at school.

In law, there are some reasons for absences which will be authorised by the school, for example:

  • Religious observance
  • Medical Appointments
  • Genuine Illness

Reasons such as Birthdays and Shopping will be recorded as unauthorised absences.

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