You must contact us by 8.30am on each day your child is absent from school.
At Chesterton Community College, we understand there are occasionally legitimate reasons why your child may not be able to attend school, such as due to illness or unforeseen family circumstances. If your child is unable to attend school, please inform school by 8:30am each morning your child is absent, using one of the following methods:
- Edulink – e-mail via Edulink, the College’s secure communication portal (this is our preferred method of contact)
- Absence line: 01223 712648 (please leave a voicemail)
When reporting an absence, please ensure that you provide:
- Your child’s name
- Their year group and tutor group
- The reason for the absence
If the student is absent and a notification of absence has not been received from the parent/carer, the school will record an unauthorised absence.
If your child requires a leave of absence during the school day, a written note must be provided to the school in advance by completing the Leave of Absence form which can be found here.
You can access the Attendance & Punctuality Policy here.