Attendance and Absence Requests


Central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated- pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school. The government expects:

Schools and local authorities to:

  • Promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence:
  • Ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled:
  • Act early  to address patterns of absence.

Parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school age who are registered at school attend regularly. All pupils to be punctual to their lessons.

Taken from "School Attendance" Department for Education July 2019

Good attendance poster

The Forest School ethos is to support our students and their families who have concerns regarding attendance. Please contact your child's Community Leader if you would like our support.

Is my child to ill for school?

Reporting an Absence

To report an absence due to illness (or other emergency) please call the Attendance Officer on 01403 261086 Ext:219. Please state clearly your son's name, tutor group and nature of illness or emergency.

Attendance Leaflets

FPN Leaflet

Absence Requests

Leave of Absence Form