Reporting an Absence

 

ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL - ILLNESS

It is important for us to know if a student is not going to be attending school. Therefore, would you please telephone 01722 323326, send an email to attendance@swgs.wilts.sch.uk or contact us via parent portal as soon as possible on the first day of non-attendance, informing us of the reason and expected length of absence.

Please note: all absences, which the school has not received notification for will be recorded as unauthorised absence.

 

ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL - OTHER REASONS


Requesting of Absence

You will already be aware of the changes to the government guidance about authorising absence in term time. The reference to granting holiday absence has been removed and so any term time absence can only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. This has affected the guidance we have now been issued from Wiltshire Council regarding the issue of Penalty notices. These must be issued if a student accumulates 10 or more unauthorised absences within a 6th month period, for this purpose a session is equal to either a morning or an afternoon of school. Here are the more detailed guidelines from Wiltshire Council.

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For absence other than a medical appointment, please use the Absence request form, available at http://www.swgs.wilts.sch.uk/LettersAndForms.asp#Forms This form is also available in Reception.


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