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26/06/19

Our final group of Year 9 Geographers were amazing on the coast of Folkestone today. Well done to each and every one of you. Students have been a pleasure to spend the day with https://t.co/AJe4USTYhy

24/06/19

Black ankle socks.

24/06/19

News from the French trip. We are at Calais and will be taking the 8:15 pm boat. We expect to be at school between 10:30-11:00pm but will update you once we are closer to school.

24/06/19

Student's just need have to have their jumper with them, at school, they can take them off at any time.

24/06/19

Girls uniform: We just want to confirm that last summer we changed the uniform policy to allow girls to wear black socks with their skirts in the summer term. I know that a number of families have not picked up on this change so hopefully this helps clarify the situation.

23/06/19

Day of history and culture with a morning at Bayeux and the afternoon at the 360* cinema at Arromanches. https://t.co/T8gGVLz7u7

22/06/19

Lovely morning at Avranches market followed by lunch in le jardin des plantes next stop Mont St Michel https://t.co/hNb0JrfYjC

21/06/19

We have arrived, made beds now playing before dinner having stopped for lunch by the river. https://t.co/e9W1mMYiWs

21/06/19

We are on our way!! https://t.co/0WpbAtZTbX

21/06/19

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21/06/19

Due to a major event taking place at the school this afternoon, Picquets Way and the surrounding roads are likely to be significantly busier than normal. Where possible, please make alternative arrangements for picking your son/daughter up from school at the end of the day.

20/06/19

The Geography Department have dodged the rain this week and taken 120 Geographers to sunny Folkestone to collect primary data for their GCSE coastal studies. Students have learnt to beach profile, analyse sediment, complete EQIs and field sketch.👍 https://t.co/P2DntVGCTw

14/06/19

Retweeted From BookTrust

If you've been inspired by the incredible twists and turns in the , why not find out more about some incredible female footballers? Win our competition and you could be learning about four of the greats: https://t.co/E4yYI3Cjge https://t.co/F9Sd6oza5X

14/06/19

The Beacon Languages Department and especially the Year 9 French students are really looking forward to the arrival of our French visitors on Monday!

14/06/19

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Delighted to attend a reception last night with Chris Grayling to represent alongside so many community groups making such a difference to the local area https://t.co/ZDhzDcBFjh

14/06/19

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Year 11 we have got this.... final science exam today, physics paper 2! You have been brilliant and worked incredibly hard. We will be in from 7:30am for final questions at breakfast revision. Best of luck! https://t.co/WkbO6ikrFg

13/06/19

A huge well done to all our Year 11 and Year 13 Geographers for completing your exams today. You have shown a huge commitment, enthusiasm and effort over the past few weeks and we are incredibly proud of you.🌍 From Team Geography

12/06/19

Could ALL GCSE Art students come to the Art Department at some point during the day on Friday 14th June to claim mounted work that has been unclaimed.

12/06/19

The Art and Photography GCSE and A Level exhibition will be taking place on Tuesday 26th of June from 4 - 6pm. All Art and Photography students, friends and families are invited to celebrate the students hard work. https://t.co/kDAsTqGXtI

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