Attendance

 

Attendance and Punctuality

 

The school’s Attendance Policy can be found here

 

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Absence

 

If your child is absent, please ensure it is for a genuine illness or emergency only. Please phone the school’s attendance office to notify school of the absence explaining the reason and length of absence expected. The number is 0161 338 6849

 

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Attendance and Punctuality

 

Outstanding attendance is essential to the success of your child at Rayner Stephens High School.  Students should aim for 100% attendance, anything below 95% would be seen as a cause for concern and could lead to a Penalty Notice fine or even prosecution.

All students must be in school for 8.40am when family time begins. At 8.45am the student entrance is locked and all arrivals will be marked as late. If a student is late they will receive an automatic 1 hour detention on the same day. Parents will be advised by text of any detentions.

Students who arrive to school after 9.15am will be marked as absent for the entire morning session. Repeated late arrival to school will adversely affect your child’s attainment and could lead to a Penalty Notice fine.

 

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Leave of Absence / Holidays

 

Leave of absence will not be authorised during term time except in extreme circumstances; unauthorised absence from school may lead to the issuing of a Penalty Notice fine.

 

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Educational Welfare Officer

 

Our Education Welfare Officer may contact students having issues with their attendance. Their role is to assist students and families in overcoming any barriers that may exist that are stopping your child from attending school regularly. If a student’s attendance does not improve to the required level after support has been put in place you risk prosecution for persistent absence

 

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