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14/11/19

Friday 13th December 2019 Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day. https://t.co/fJxU7Ej7J2

12/11/19

We currently have a vacancy for a Mini Bus Driver. https://t.co/kPR7xQED0c

11/11/19

Retweeted From Ramon Davis

Today was the day we launched our annual Beacon tradition of to our Year 7 students and form tutors today. Who’s going to win this beautiful trophy this year?? https://t.co/jFP8XZG59m

05/11/19

Retweeted From BBC

Who exactly was Guy Fawkes? 🎇 https://t.co/38uwIjwTZ1

21/10/19

Year 11 Boys Football County Cup 2nd round Beacon 2 Glyn 1 Match Report https://t.co/riPRU1umzc

15/10/19

Following student feedback, The Music Department has changed the day of rehearsals for The Beacon Singers to WEDNESDAY after school, starting this week. We look forward to seeing as many students from across the school there as possible! https://t.co/zi7yc8lCNy

09/10/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Introducing the BFA Beacon School Lottery Prize Draw. Simply go to https://t.co/Ewu8DarBNb and select ‘The Beacon School’. Open to our everyone in our local community not just school members. First draw is Sat 16th Nov. Good Luck.

28/09/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Our trainee graduates doing the hat throw! Congratulations to you all! https://t.co/F6U8dPeroS

28/09/19

Congratulations. 👏🎉

27/09/19

QUIZ NIGHT Thank you so much for those who joined us for the quiz night last night. There were strong performances from the nine teams present, and it really was down to the line with only one point in it. Congratulations to this year's winners “Anyone for Tennis”. https://t.co/UVCijlxUUr

27/09/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

. from graduating today at https://t.co/vVmv8rktne

27/09/19

Congratulations.👏🍾

23/09/19

The Beacon Singers is our non-audition choir, open to all students from Years 7-13. Rehearsals start tomorrow after school 3:15pm-4:15pm. Whether you're new to the school, a choir regular or returning after a short break, see you in the Music Dept tomorrow! https://t.co/NOcmM5ATAa

23/09/19

We are continuing to run our comic release scheme, in aid of the . If you have any comics or teenage magazines that you no longer want, can you please bring them to the Main Office. All donations must be in good condition and free of graffiti. https://t.co/veRg35HCSc

23/09/19

The Beacon School are continuing to collect used postage stamps, in aid of ‘Against Breast Cancer’. Last year we collected 5829 used postage stamps, and thank you to all those who very donated their stamps. Could the envelopes be handed into the Main Office. https://t.co/kAa3hFRgL7

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

Application form for leave of absence for exceptional circumstances