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26/06/17

On Wednesday, members of The Student Council went to Rosebery School and exchanged ideas with their Student Voice... https://t.co/9P2CVYHSRs

22/06/17

Don't forget the Tattenham Corner summer fair. 1st July. https://t.co/Abm6t6BUG3

22/06/17

Year 9 Geographers could not think of any better way to spend the hottest day of the year.....on the Folkestone... https://t.co/0Rrh19egqX

22/06/17

Congratulations to the year 7 and 8 cricket teams for beating Cheam High School with both teams winning convincingly.

21/06/17

The CILIP Carnegie 2017 winner was announced on Monday. The Beaconeiges met in the LRC at 12 p.m and watched the... https://t.co/Wfwzu9WbpN

19/06/17

This week's active tutorials are. Year 7 – Prime Minister Year 8 – Sports Week Year 9 – Sports Week – Healthy... https://t.co/KMUzgwCXmW

16/06/17

The winning book of the Carnegie Medal 2017 will be announced on Monday where a celebration party will be held in... https://t.co/Abb3XMwKCp

14/06/17

This week’s literacy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/2QXVMWifav

14/06/17

This week’s numeracy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/U2pDoFPO90

13/06/17

In the Beaconegies meeting today the students were making their own book trailer for their favorite Carnegie... https://t.co/DZxWeY0T24

12/06/17

Retweeted From Speakers for Schools

Vanessa Murphy continues the 30:30:30 campaign at today - Thank you Vanessa!

12/06/17

This week's active tutorials are. Year 7 – National Sports Week Year 8 – Healthy Lifestyle Year 9 – Social Media... https://t.co/RKeprSw90c

08/06/17

The Beacon School’s Mock Election 2017 On the day of the General Election, volunteers from the Student Council... https://t.co/ZkAq07OOns

08/06/17

249 students from Years 10 and 11 have now been to see Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe – that’s 22% of... https://t.co/3AjnOb1bCp

08/06/17

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Open Casting Call for Lead Speaking Roles https://t.co/r6IO4UtumC via

08/06/17

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Epsom runs from the Beacon School Wednesday's 5-8pm. Now enrolling for Sept term. https://t.co/MpV1yFcXKe

07/06/17

This week’s literacy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/T4a1XNrEaw

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 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, state that the Principal 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 who take their child out of school for five days or more during term time, without the authority of the Principal, 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