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21/07/21

After 22 years at The Beacon School, Gill Stalley, one of our amazing Science Technicians is retiring. Having been at The Beacon School for this length of time, one of the science prep rooms was named in her honour. Good Luck and all the best for the future Gill. https://t.co/JIzlzXWnsL

21/07/21

Final House Points Totals Well Done Explorer House!!!👏👏👏 https://t.co/0fI00B3KSq

20/07/21

The summer bumper edition of The Beacon School's Newsletter https://t.co/wma9w1acpx

12/07/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/KJLDH8ujmW

09/07/21

This week’s newsletter. https://t.co/dKPSOT0JcJ

05/07/21

Current House points Totals https://t.co/63f32i6AW1

05/07/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/lUvJntqT4r

02/07/21

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/oCq4GK6Xl7

02/07/21

BFA Summer Donation Week https://t.co/w4UTIQ1GGk

01/07/21

Junior Golf Club Championships Luke J, Year 9, won the Junior Club Championships at Cuddington Golf Club at the weekend and came 6th overall in the men's tournament. He had been cut to 3.8 handicap before the event. An fantastic achievement and a star. Congratulations Luke!

01/07/21

More Wimbledon Action https://t.co/Av8n0F8nGb

01/07/21

Jack J, Sonny D, Billy F and Alfie M are doing The Beacon proud at summer’s biggest tennis tournament. They have passed theory and practical trials and have also been involved in a rigorous training programme. Jack J was lucky enough to be on Centre Court https://t.co/1Zq4eBtrC0

01/07/21

Wimbledon Ball Boys We are privileged to have one of our Year 11 students and two of our Year 10 students as Ball Boys at Wimbledon this year, along with one of our former students. https://t.co/KF1m32mA8P

30/06/21

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/bXABxBK10s

28/06/21

Train to Teach with GLF https://t.co/7mtjzXT6gQ

25/06/21

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/IzeGDBjfo4

23/06/21

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/D0PM7tj8fk

21/06/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/WPz4cPS4fL

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.

Our Attendance Officer is Ms Haynes who can be contacted on 01737 359103, Option 1 or alternatively you can email our Attendance Office.

We are currently in the process of putting together a new Attendance and Absence Procedure, however the main changes are detailed below.

Absence procedures

If a child is absent parents/carers must:

  • telephone the school as soon as possible, preferably before 08.00am, on each day of absence, stating the reason for absence.
  • should your child need to attend an appointment, please complete the online Appointment Notification form at least 24 hours in advance and a note should be brought in on the day of the appointment.  Save evidence in the form of appointment cards, prescriptions or referral letters should they be required at a later date. 

Appointment Notification Form

  • Application for Leave of Absence for Exceptional Circumstances form can be be found via the link below.  Documentation will be required to support your request.  This applies to any absence during term time except appointments.

Application for Leave of Absence for Exceptional Circumstance Form

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  
Application form for leave of absence 15th Oct 2020 Download