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Reporting an Absence

Reporting Absence

Lutterworth High School is continually striving to raise attendance levels in order to maximise the educational achievements of all students. There is a great deal of current research available which clearly shows that even quite low levels of absence have a negative impact on achievement and attainment. Persistent lateness to school can also have an impact on attendance levels. Non-urgent appointments should, where possible, be made out of school hours.

Please can you ensure you carry out the following if your child is absent from school:

  • Telephone the school every day to report the absence on 01455 552710. Choose option 1 to leave a message on the student absence voicemail or alternatively email
  • Follow the absence with a letter confirming the reason for absence on your child’s return.

Amendments to the 2006 regulations for student absence from school remove references to family holiday and extended leave. The amendments make clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Headteachers should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.

Therefore, please complete the Student Absence Form.

Further information is available here.