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20/02/19

Another successful day on the mountain: jumps; fresh snow and amazing views https://t.co/EGAGZAeVPC

20/02/19

Another successful day on the mountain: jumps; fresh snow and amazing views

19/02/19

It is currently snowing in Sierra Nevada for our afternoon session. Students have been amazing so far and are flying down the ski runs https://t.co/HXw24AqQQd

14/02/19

Year 10 debating 'should mental health be taught in school?' as part of the PSHE day on wellbeing. https://t.co/10hPp9Ppgd

12/02/19

For anyone interested in an engineering apprenticeship https://t.co/64vXTfDc4S

11/02/19

Current house points totals. https://t.co/ZROAYrNMZV

08/02/19

Retweeted From Ms Hider

Thank you the students had an amazing workshop today. They worked so well for a really long day https://t.co/N8mCPtZ7d9

08/02/19

The Beacon go marching on into the Quarter Finals of the Surrey Cup after a fantastic 1-0 victory over Warlingham! On a very wet Friday afternoon, The Beacon year 8 football team travelled to Warlingham to play... https://t.co/ll6gn2EV29

07/02/19

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

The Competition was held 24 January. Teacher Rachel Wellburn organised it & Andrew Cousens Head Chef judged. Winner, Oliver, passed Round2 & progressed to R3! https://t.co/Axs246XWWE

07/02/19

Match Report Year 9 Netball. https://t.co/h0gGJ1rLeu https://t.co/BA5g27vQwY

01/02/19

The local Tattenham Corner Community Group is running an all new Photography Exhibition in the BGMG car showroom at Tattenham Corner. Students at The Beacon School displayed some of their work there last year... https://t.co/HsXngmkquV

01/02/19

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

is OPEN as normal today. Please avoid driving on Picquets Way if you can. Students are free to wear sensible alternative footwear today

01/02/19

The school is open today.

30/01/19

Thank you Ben Mark for coming in and talking to our students. https://t.co/tcDSClH7ov

24/01/19

Year 9/10 Surrey Schools Futsal Competition https://t.co/pnAnpUTY0E https://t.co/JPt7GNSK8G

09/01/19

Retweeted From BBC Young Reporter

We've created online resources to help young people identify real news and filter out and false information 👉 https://t.co/x9DkiaBYLO And to sign up your school, college or youth group for a potential workshop: https://t.co/j19v8sMxaY https://t.co/2DWIXV1iQQ

23/12/18

Definitely.

23/12/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

massive congratulations Charlie!!!! Such a belter.... world champ!!! I hope to be seeing you with your belt!

23/12/18

Massive congratulations Charlie Edwards outpoints Cristofer Rosales to claim WBC world flyweight title https://t.co/pw3vnm2PcE

Attendance

The Beacon School recognises the importance of excellent attendance and punctuality in order that students can maximise their potential in school and that they can be well prepared for the demands of adult life.  Ensuring a child’s regular attendance at school is the parent/carer’s legal responsibility and permitting absence from school without a good reason is an offence in law and may result in prosecution.  The school expects students to be in school every day, barring serious illness or accident.

Absence procedures

If a child is absent parents/carers must:

  • telephone the school as soon as possible, preferably before 09.00am, on each day of absence, stating the reason for absence
  • save evidence in the form of appointment cards, prescriptions or referral letters should they be required at a later date

If a child is absent we will:

  • telephone or text parents/carers on the first day of absence if we have not heard from them.
  • discuss strategies for improvement, with parent/carers, before referring the matter to Educational Welfare Officer if the attendance figure falls below acceptable figures.

Safeguarding  

A child may be at risk of harm if they do not attend school regularly.  This will be considered a safeguarding matter.

Holidays taken during term time

The school does not permit holidays to be taken during term time.  Parents/Carers should be aware that the law now enforces the position regarding holidays.  The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which become law on 1st September 2013, states that the Headteacher may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

In accordance with the above regulations, requests for leave of absence will be treated sympathetically, but only in exceptional circumstances can they be approved. Parents/Carers who take their child out of school for five days or more during term time, without the authority of the Headteacher, will each be liable to receive a penalty notice.  Penalty Notices will be issued by the Local Authority.

ink to Government overview on attendance in school

Application form for leave of absence for exceptional circumstances