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21/02/18

Another cold night for girls netball and this time it was raining too for the Year 8 District Shield Tournament.... https://t.co/cM4RWuy658

20/02/18

The Year 7 Football team travelled to Reigate School for a league fixture where both teams have had recent good... https://t.co/WWfhKhAKdm

16/02/18

Are you up for the challenge? https://t.co/iLVE9zMpQY https://t.co/HGM8MUTcwm

10/02/18

Retweeted From Corbettmaths

Studying for Higher GCSE Maths? Try today's Foundation Plus, Higher & challenging Higher Plus answers: https://t.co/n50J7L6LD9 https://t.co/z10JVAPKro

10/02/18

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Thanks to for speaking to our Year 10 students on behalf of https://t.co/icdtIHI2h3

09/02/18

Retweeted From GLF Schools

Eventually, half term is here! Thank you to every single one of the employees for helping make a truly positive difference to the children and students in our schools. Now it's time to rest, relax and re-charge! https://t.co/caLYSsQ007

09/02/18

After a slow start to the New Year, the Year 8 Football Team had their first game of 2018. From the off, it was... https://t.co/tLt3VR9oix

08/02/18

Retweeted From RE_Teacher_Papworth

Huge well done to all the students who took part in the GLF Debating competition today. What a talentrd bunch of young people!

08/02/18

Retweeted From K Cook

Such focused prep for our debating competition. Ideas being shaped by and https://t.co/zEWSCCcaTX

08/02/18

Wednesday night was host to a very cold home netball game for the year 9’s against Reigate School. Both teams... https://t.co/PuCzUDUTrh

07/02/18

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Thank you to Hannah from for speaking to our Year 10 students today. https://t.co/QJ1dibyFN0

07/02/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Congratulations to all the winners of the .... what wonderful entries from the KS3 teams this year- such a fantastic addition! Congratulations and you did your schools proud! https://t.co/475Xcta77e

07/02/18

The Year 7 FB team drew Royal Albert and Alexander away in the 2nd round of the East Surrey Cup. As we were due... https://t.co/iwCVbu5RqA

06/02/18

Retweeted From Safer Internet Day

press release is out! On we're launching a new and a year-long campaign on . Find out more: https://t.co/5KcrsJcGsj https://t.co/1j86GMlhIr

06/02/18

Retweeted From UK Safer Internet

Today is Safer Internet Day! We can't wait to see what is happening across the country to celebrate ! Find out more about how you can get involved at https://t.co/A5RMSu69SP https://t.co/Q9PF8vo5BL

06/02/18

Retweeted From Safer Internet Day

is here! We're using this opportunity to encourage kids & young people to help to create a better internet by being kind & respectful to others online, by protecting their online reputations & by seeking out positive opportunities to create, engage and share online! https://t.co/KpyGnncceZ

05/02/18

Current house points totals. https://t.co/VWI18GpMuY

02/02/18

Year 7 and 8 Movie Night 2018 - Thursday, 1st February 2018 from 3.15pm https://t.co/fEZ5sRm4kk

02/02/18

Wimbledon Tennis News https://t.co/5KsYwJRi12

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.

Link to government overview on attendance in school

Documents

attendance Date  
Attendance Policy 20th Feb 2017 Download