The Warwick School has always recognised the importance of good attendance and has in place long-established and effective systems to monitor absence, address particular problems and recognise excellence. We have always valued the support we have received from parents over matters of attendance and punctuality and recognise the fact that most children attend school every day. However, please would all parents bear in mind the following:
• We do not authorise absences for holidays taken during the course of the school term.
• We use all available means to ensure young people receive their entitlement to education, including prosecution in rare cases.
• Wherever possible, fix medical appointments for outside school time
• Ensure that your child is in school on time to register with his/her form teacher (students should aim to be on site at least 10 minutes before morning registration at 8.50 a.m.).
Parents are expected to telephone by 9.30 a.m. on the first morning of absence (Absence Line: 01737 378447) and to supply a written explanation of the student’s absence in the Record Book on return to school. If parents have not contacted the school by 09:30, the computerised telephone system is used. Should parents have reason to believe that their son/daughter is not in school when they should be the relevant Head of Year should be advised. Incidents of truancy and school refusal are also dealt with by the Heads of Year and they will always appreciate parental co-operation at such times.
N.B. All students are required to remain on school site during break and lunch times.