It is important for parents to be aware of the impact of non-attendance on your son’s education. Please could you ensure they return to school as soon as possible after their illness.

In case of student absence

To report your child’s absence please call 01482 881531 to speak to the Attendance Officer, Mrs Carole Feather. It is important to try and call as early as possible on the first day of absence. Could parents please try to make any medical appointments for pupils outside school hours.

If your son is convalescing, speak to us. We may be able to accommodate his needs.

Late marks

The school day begins at 8.50 a.m. for registration. If a student arrives after this time then they will be recorded as late and will automatically be given a late detention at break. If a student arrives late after 9.45 a.m. with no valid reason then they will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.

Please be aware that even if you contact school to explain why your son will be late, it has to be marked as a late.

Holiday requests

Beverley Grammar School encourages parents not to take family holidays during term time. Requests for all holidays during term time, in keeping with government policy, will not usually be authorised. Only absence in exceptional circumstances is authorised.

Unauthorised absence

As you may be aware all unauthorised absences have to be reported to the Local Authority. If parents fail to provide the school with a reason why their child is absent then this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. Once a student has ten unauthorised absence sessions within a 13 week period, then this will incur a Fixed Penalty Notice warning which will be sent to the Education Welfare Service.

Beverley Grammar School does not benefit financially from any fines paid.

Please be aware that you may well receive a letter of concern regarding your son’s attendance if it falls below 85%, even if the reason is authorised.

Documents for parents

Absence From School For Exceptional Circumstances Procedures

Absence From School For Exceptional Circumstances Policy

Absence From School For Exceptional Circumstances FAQs

Absence from School For Exceptional Circumstances Request Form

Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances Information for Parents