Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education

  • Pupils who attend well do well in their exams.
  • Employers want workers who turn up every day on time.
  • Pupils who attend well learn how to get on with others and enjoy a social life.

Make every minute count.

  • Missing just two days every month means that a child misses 10% of school.
  • Being late for school reduces learning time too.


What can you do to help?

  • Contact your child’s Guidance Teacher. We can help.
  • If your child is ill or absent for any other reason, contact us and let us know.
  • Make sure your child arrives at school on time.
  • Ask your child about their day.
  • Help your child to develop good sleep habits by limiting access to phones, tablets, devices and telly at a decent time to allow his/her brain to be calm before bed.

What happens if your child does not attend school regularly?

  • We will contact you.
  • We want to help.

But my child has a health condition…

  • We support all young people, including those with medical conditions. Please discuss any medical issues with your child’s Guidance Teacher.

What about authorised absences?

  • If your child is ill, attending an event or appointment, let us know.
  • Please try to avoid appointments during the school day.

Useful Telephone Numbers:

Main Office; 01224-589251

Mr Duncan – Guidance Teacher, Albyn House: 01224-563250

Mrs Strudwick – Guidance Teacher, Carden House: 01224-563206

Mr Price-Davies – Guidance Teacher, Holburn House: 01224-563272

Mrs Freeland – Guidance Teacher, Victoria House: 01224-563209

Mrs Alexander – Guidance Teacher, Waverley House: 01224-563210