At Parrenthorn High School, we strongly believe that good attendance and punctuality are essential for our students’ education, helping to develop a positive working ethos in early life, and is therefore essential for all students if they are to succeed academically and socially.
We attach great importance to our work on improving attendance across the school in line with targets set by the Government. To this end, attendance is monitored very closely by our attendance team. The link between attendance and attainment in school is clear. The more a student is in school the more they increase their opportunity to fulfil their potential.
If a student has 90% attendance in an academic year, that actually means that they are away from school for half a day every week. The big surprise is that if a student has 90% attendance all through their time at high school and college they will actually miss half a year of schooling.
In cases of absence a phone call should be made to inform school and also a dated parental letter of explanation should be brought to the form tutor immediately on the day of return. If your child is going to be absent for five days or more, please provide medical evidence in the form of a doctor’s note or prescription. It is vitally important that the school knows where your child is if he/she is away from school. In the event of an unexplained absence, the school may, if it is considered necessary, contact parents by telephone.
- Phone - 0161 773 8634
- E-Mail - email@example.com
- Mr M Hunter - Assistant Headteacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs E Henry - Attendance Manager - email@example.com