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19/07/19

We are absolutely delighted to have won this award! Thank you Miss Costar for making this happen 🎉 https://t.co/KAOQhN6Oi4

19/07/19

Fantastic Celebration Assembly this morning🙌Congratulations to all the students who were nominated this year - a great achievement, well done. Enjoy the Summer holiday and we look forward to welcoming you all back in September for our third year! https://t.co/byCCWYc1k7

19/07/19

Congratulations to the Malala Faculty for winning not only the Sports Day shield but also the Inter-Faculty Challenges Cup this year! https://t.co/hTFrNenEeM

17/07/19

A fantastic afternoon at the Sports Day 2019 🏆 Well done and thank you to all the students that took part, to all those cheering them on, to for helping us run the day and to our wonderful PE department for making it all happen 🙌 https://t.co/nPGnZ0oyWg

16/07/19

Year 8's have been investigating, designing and building marble mazes this week in Science https://t.co/rswxBAM1Gw

11/07/19

What is a chemical reaction? Our Year 8's have been experimenting in Chemistry this week https://t.co/vjRUJTx64l

08/07/19

enjoyed the and in London on Friday. They learnt about gender equality, queer history, intersex rights, wrote poetry and learnt how to make a positive change via social media https://t.co/LteBfCFCRl

05/07/19

It's 🎉 Congratulations to our winners this week for embodying our 'Confidence' https://t.co/Np9RCe2WnQ

04/07/19

Wow! Our STEAMettes club have been exploring painting using forces and marbling techniques to create some amazing planets for our Physics lab 🌎 https://t.co/1m65T5Y5jk

03/07/19

What a great way to start this beautiful day . 7I enjoying a game of kick rounders in PE this morning https://t.co/deCdRESxBQ

02/07/19

At our Year 6 days, we have been team building in PE, crime solving in English and taking part in some French games 🙌 https://t.co/q54kzeduAu

02/07/19

It has been wonderful meeting our rising Year 7's on their transition days this week https://t.co/7CKjFqtQU9

27/06/19

A reminder that school will be closed tomorrow for students. We look forward to seeing you on Monday! https://t.co/ALQml6jRMv

27/06/19

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Science Technician to join the team in September! Come and join our wonderful school: https://t.co/fxruolYPNY https://t.co/PdNfEtp9TZ

27/06/19

Some inspirational rewrites of "Upon Westminster Bridge" by 8R this morning, exploring how poetic language is used to raise awareness of current issues https://t.co/rVxZY7YWFw

25/06/19

Retweeted From Pride Youth Network

Great to see are going full steam ahead with their especially creating around school🌈This is a great start in creating 🤝 Keep up the good work! If you want this in your school sign up here👉 https://t.co/mqMWvsH7o4 https://t.co/jjQkSGVSkW

25/06/19

A great session with our Pride Youth Network and Gina, our Student Health Nurse, discussing and questioning 'What does gender and sexuality mean to you?" https://t.co/Qbxl3Gzfws

24/06/19

Year 8 students have been developing a timeline of the Holocaust today in Humanties. Year 7's, currently studying "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" in English Literature, joined them to admire their work https://t.co/oVSdxiz1rR

21/06/19

These amazing students were all awarded certificates for showing Integrity this week! Congratulations 🎉 https://t.co/XZNzggvoDt

19/06/19

Pupils from joined Voices of Aureus for a fabulous GLF Music Festival yesterday where they performed to parents and carers'. Well done to all involved, they were amazing! https://t.co/okhnDwZ0iY

Attendance & Absence

We want all of our students to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the school. Research has shown that there is a direct link between attendance and achievement and students that are not in school are more at risk of failing to achieve. In addition, they run a greater risk of getting involved in crime or becoming victims of crime.

The law requires that parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school and are on time. Our Attendance Policy can be downloaded below.

Attendance Ladder

Timings of the Day:

  • Our school day starts at 8.25am. We expect all students to arrive at the school by 8.20am and to be in the playground, ready for line-up at 8.25am. Please ensure your child is in the school for a prompt start to the day.

Expectations:

We expect your child to be in the school every day and on time unless:

  • He/she is too ill to attend (Medical evidence is required);
  • He/she has a medical appointment that can only be made in school time (Medical evidence is required).

Guidance for Parents/Carers:

  • Reinforce our expectations regarding full attendance and excellent punctuality with your son/daughter;
  • Support staff when we take action over punctuality or truancy; 
  • Inform us of any change in contact details immediately; 
  • Contact the school to inform us of an absence, by 8.25am;
  • Attend meetings to discuss your child’s attendance and punctuality, as requested;
  • Ensure that your child completes any work that has been sent home or that he/she catches up with any work that they have missed.

Contacting Us:

  • To report any absence, inform us of any future absence or advise us of changes to contact details, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Attendance Officer who will take the necessary details. 
  • To discuss any other issues or concerns please contact your child’s coach who will support you and your child.

Monitoring:

  • We will contact you on the first day of absence, at home or work, if you have not previously informed us of the reason why your son/daughter is absent;
  • We will send you an absence letter if we have not been able to contact you after 3 days;
  • We will send you attendance and punctuality statistics each term as part of our progress reports;
  • We will contact you and arrange a meeting to discuss any concerns we have with your child regarding attendance and punctuality.

Unauthorised Absence:

  • This is where your son/daughter has been absent and the absence has not been explained, or we do not consider the reason for the absence to be acceptable.

Truancy:

  • This occurs when your son/daughter misses school without authorisation or registers for school but does not then attend lessons. We will not accept truancy and we will inform you of any suspected truancy. 

Leave of Absence:

  • If you require your son/daughter to be absent from school, for extreme circumstances during term time, you will need to complete a Leave of Absence application form.
  • The Headteacher will consider these requests on an individual basis taking into account the student’s attendance record and the circumstances surrounding the request.

Fixed Penalty Notices:

  • Any parent who takes their son/daughter on a leave of absence during term time without the correct authorisation will be issued with a fixed penalty notice.  A warning letter will be sent upon application. 
  • Any student with less than 95% attendance or with 5 or more sessions (2.5 days) of unauthorised absence will be sent a warning letter and if no improvement is made then a fixed penalty notice fine will be issued.

View our Attendance Policy here