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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

13/09/19

A great day out spent with the A Level Art and Photography students at the Tate Modern. https://t.co/yZPJO63bGH

07/09/19

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Massive thanks for helping us to donate £500 to enable a disabled pupil to have intensive physiotherapy sessions! RT pls https://t.co/Y7b7zTdNFe

06/09/19

School production auditions. https://t.co/TFm1z9rB5Z

05/09/19

Teams needed for the quiz night. https://t.co/qOgy68GHUv

04/09/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Breaking News - we have been selected as a local good cause in Waitrose Banstead. Don't forget to add your tokens in our slot when you shop https://t.co/AO6ABFMhPM

04/09/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Our new long awaited proper restaurant is looking absolutely fabulous. we are VERY https://t.co/vjfLsNwBGa

04/09/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

To all our Beacon families in the Tadworth/Preston area - don’t forget the Preston Community Event on Saturday 14th September. https://t.co/DO7zT4DwEo

22/08/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Early start for Hannah - but worth it as she achieved three 9s in her GCSE results. Well done and to Lara who also got three 9s https://t.co/RVPKnPspQW

22/08/19

GCSE Results, best ever top grades - GCSE Results, best ever top grades - News - The Beacon School... https://t.co/EMFKqwtbQc 👏👏👏👏

22/08/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Good news from where the number of top grades almost doubles this year. What a result. https://t.co/6v4NLhzguW

21/08/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Best wishes to all 900+ Year 11 students across ( and ) for tomorrow’s results day.

15/08/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Important day for students with great A level results to celebrate. Congratulations to everyone Hard work pays off https://t.co/7fJVujpMy5

15/08/19

Well done ladies. 👏👏👏 https://t.co/e31f8lc5e1

15/08/19

Congratulations well done everyone. 👏👏 https://t.co/K1bRNqywTZ

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