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11/12/17

School is open and functioning fully. Next update at 1.30pm.

11/12/17

The School is OPEN. Next update at 10am this morning.

10/12/17

The school is currently OPEN on Monday. There will be a site inspection at 7am with further updates following this every thirty minutes. Students should wear sturdy footwear with good grip and please make preparations for a potentially wintry journey home from school.

09/12/17

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

in Banstead require a passionate teacher with a proven track record of achieving excellent results in P.E & Science. You will have access to exceptional career development opportunities both at the school & across with the role https://t.co/1dFAKA8F1s https://t.co/wutMQ45hlh

08/12/17

As part of the Year 9 healthy lifestyles active tutorial this week. Each form group had to create a healthy breakfast cereal, design an advert and then present their new cereal in assembly this morning. Well done everyone and good luck. The winners will be announced soon. https://t.co/q8cTyathGa

05/12/17

Thank you to for performing "Hidden" to our Year 9 students today. Once again an entertaining yet thought provoking show. https://t.co/TTJFctQB7m

01/12/17

Retweeted From Paula Ghinn

you should thoroughly proud of yourselves. Beauty and The Beast was a triumph tonight. Well done to the cast, backstage crew and staff. A wonderful, uplifting team effort.

01/12/17

Year 12 Geographers are in London eagerly awaiting a day of A-Level lectures, kicking off with Professor Iain Stewart https://t.co/K3vohZPCIb

29/11/17

One day to go until our first performance of . https://t.co/RSEPGysydl

29/11/17

The year 8 netball team went over to the Warwick on Wednesday evening. Even in the chilly 6 degrees the girls were... https://t.co/BdyvfS57Zq

28/11/17

The latest league match was against Warwick School. A rotation of squad members gave debuts to Charlie Wright,... https://t.co/PQS6YMUJlT

28/11/17

Year 7 Therfield Cup vs De Stafford The Beacon School drew sports partnership rivals De Stafford in the 2nd... https://t.co/AdJ332bAVP

26/11/17

Year 9 and 12 Geographers.....this is one for you. https://t.co/dozPx9HTgV https://t.co/57bQkTF3zG

23/11/17

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

are looking for a Lead Practitioner/Raising Standards Leader in Maths. Contact if you are interested. Please RT

23/11/17

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

Please contact and if you are interested in a Science Teacher position at This is a fantastic school and department to work in, which is part of Please RT and share https://t.co/uQ7jFXUzt2

22/11/17

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

is seeking to appoint a passionate teacher with a proven track record of achieving excellent Mathematics results to join their successful Mathematics department. Exceptional career development opportunities await the successful candidate https://t.co/1fo9BdNwmW https://t.co/PoVb1iyNrY

22/11/17

Another big win for the Beacon Year 8 football team yesterday. In the 2nd round of the Surrey Cup, Beacon had... https://t.co/OEb6eiRwaT

21/11/17

The Beacon Student Council visited Reigate Town Hall today and took part in a Question Time event hosted by BBC journalist Nicholas Owen. They sat in the Council Chambers and raised questions about mental health, Brexit and Apprenticeships. https://t.co/OCPMfB8kBj

21/11/17

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Inspirational & motivational Science Teacher required ASAP to join their flourishing science department. Click on the link below to apply or email the team at recruitment.org for more information. https://t.co/rdv1JnxCwF https://t.co/kpoR2VPtLZ

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