Students need to attend school every day. If there is a medical issue preventing them from attending, parents/carers must phone the school on each day of absence on 020 8578 9152 ext. 3007, stating the name, year, tutor group and the reason.
If your child is absent, and we do not receive a message as to why they are absent, you will be sent a truancy call at some stage during the morning. It is imperative that you respond to this, otherwise your child’s absence will be unauthorised. The decision to authorise an absence is entirely at the school’s discretion.
Greenford High School has an Attendance Officer who will contact parents and carers if need be, and who works with families where there are concerns about attendance. There is a very clear link between attendance at school and maximising attainment, and, thus, the school is committed to ensuring that students attend every day.
We also remind families that holidays should be taken in school holiday time, and that the school does not authorise Leave of Absence. Only emergencies or exceptional circumstances will be considered following an interview with an Assistant Headteacher - Supporting documentation will be required. A Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £120 will be issued by the LEA, per parent, per child, for any unauthorised leave. If the FPN remains unpaid after 28 days you may be prosecuted for your child’s absence from school.