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24/04/19

🤞Good luck this week Y11 Spanish speakers - you can do it!🤞 https://t.co/wZOwthz5jk

14/04/19

The USA ski trip have touched down at London Heathrow.

12/04/19

Update from USA ski trip. Everyone has progressed significantly and are now pro skiers 😁 https://t.co/Fv5SNVEOeg

09/04/19

Update from USA ski trip. https://t.co/wVzLJ0nyvR

09/04/19

Update from USA ski trip

09/04/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Teacher of Food & Nutrition opportunity in Banstead for September. The successful candidate will have a confident understanding of the curriculum and the ability to create new and exciting resources that challenge and inspire the students. https://t.co/NFhvoqfadI https://t.co/r8Oc2U8L2U

07/04/19

Just to let you know the USA ski trip have arrived safe and sound.

05/04/19

An amazing achievement to come joint 3rd in the whole of Surrey of which 64 schools entered. We wish Carshalton the best of luck in the final of the Surrey competition and National competition. For full detailed match report please go to our website. https://t.co/uu8GvGEOjP

05/04/19

The year 8 football team played their semi final of the County Cup against Carshalton Boys at Sutton FC. The game was a fantastic spectacle as both teams played superb football. Unfortunately Beacon lost the game 1-0 in the last few moments of the game.

05/04/19

Retweeted From Fiona Thorne

A huge thank you to the wonderful staff and students for holding their Sixth Form Rag Week in aid of and raising the fantastic amount of £513.10! We appreciate your support so much and wish you all a very Happy Easter!

05/04/19

Have a good break. https://t.co/DMLou1Q3G6

03/04/19

Anyone up for a challenge? https://t.co/fVYwWqdQMI

28/03/19

Our year 10 students at the University of Surrey at their graduation ceremony. These students completed a 6 month Outreach program and presented their work at this final session. Congratulations.👏👏👏 https://t.co/lYcz84GDFl

27/03/19

Careers fair in full swing. With special guest. https://t.co/FFmIWel27v

27/03/19

Careers fair today. https://t.co/tIS5wfu4Tb

24/03/19

Congratulations Charlie. 👏👏 https://t.co/XFPWP70GzY

22/03/19

Congratulations.👏👏👏👏

22/03/19

Retweeted From Oxford Science

The shortlist for the School Biology Teacher of the Year Award has been announced https://t.co/UXCefKiPFF We're very proud to sponsor this award which celebrates the nation's most inspiring biology teachers

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