Contacting school by phone to report absence

For student absence please ring before 8.30am using the main switchboard and press 1 for student absence. If absence is not notified before this time you may be called by one of our attendance team to verify their absence.


Tel: 0161 494 1222 (main switchboard)
Student Absence - 0161 494 1222  ext 115



8.45am - All students should be at their tutor room when the 8.45am bell rings. All external gates, apart from the Main Entrance, will be locked at this time.

8.45am- Tutors take the register. Students arriving after this time must sign the late board at reception. Students arriving late at the Form Room are similarly recorded as being late on the electronic register.

9.05am onwards - Students arriving after this time must report to Student Services and sign the late sheet prior to making their way straight to lesson. A late detention slip will be issued later in the day.

Lessons - Registers are taken at the start of each lesson; students arriving late are marked late by class teachers.



Parents to be informed when their child is late for school. During focus week’s students who arrive at school late will be issued with a late detention slip for break.

Any student who arrives late to School twice in a week will be issued with a pastoral detention. Students who frequently arrive after 9.05am are liable to formal proceedings, which will be initiated by the Educational Welfare Officer and may ultimately result in a £60 fixed penalty. Attendance information is recorded and reported to parents/carers via regular attendance letters and school reports. The same information (post Year 11) is made available to potential further education institutions and employers.



Vivos will be awarded to students by staff around school when displaying respect, aspiration, determination and independence in a variety of forms.  Rewards including vouchers and trips, badges will be awarded to students who have high or improved attendance. Students with 95% - 100% attendance will be placed in a termly draw.

Good attendance is crucial to a child's success. We ask parents to take an active interest in attendance and encourage their child to aim for a 100% attendance record. To this end, we expect parents and students to attend routine dental and medical appointments out of school hours or in holiday time.

We also ask parents to inform us of holiday plans which fall during term-time and to strictly limit these absences in the interests of their child's education. By law, school permission is required before holiday absence is taken and the school must consider whether permission should be given. Avoidable absences are always to be discouraged.