Medical Evidence may be requested for 5 or more consecutive school days absence due to illness (3 days if prior to or after a school holiday).
It is essential that the Attendance Officer is notified every day that a student is off sick. This is not only keeps your child's Attendance records accurate but also ensures their safety. If you were to send your child back to school and we assume they are still absent due to illness an incident could occur, on the way to school, that neither parties are aware of.
(for Family Holiday/Non School Activity i.e. sporting fixtures/performing arts etc.)
If in doubt please contact Mrs K Bradbury.
A 'Request for Leave of Absence' form should be completed and returned to the Attendance Officer. Forms can be collected from Reception or downloaded below in the Important Documents section. Please note that the reply process can take up to two weeks.
Please note below, changes to term time holiday as directed by Swindon Borough Education Welfare, Legal Dept. The following will take immediate effect:
Family Holiday will
not be granted during term time unless the Head Teacher considers it to be extenuating circumstances.
Attendance below 95% is considered failure to attend regularly
All students are required to arrive via the main Student Gates by 8.35am - gates will be locked at 8:40am prompt. Students should be on school site by 8:35am ready for Legal Registration/Lesson 1 at 8:40am.Students arriving late to school or arriving late to Lesson 1 will be sanctioned accordingly.
Request for Leave of Absence Form
Penalty Notices (Years 7-10)
Penalty Notices (and Year 11 Protocol)
Attendance Absence Codes
School Attendance - Parents Guide
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
(Written September 2017)
I would like to introduce myself to you as we all begin a new and exciting journey with The River Learning Trust.
My name is Kay Bradbury and I am delighted to have been appointed as Kingsdown's Attendance Officer. I am passionate about Attendance & Punctuality and hope we can work together to ensure all students at Kingsdown achieve at least 96% attendance by the end of this academic year.
I am available from 8.00am - 4.00pm every day and you are welcome to contact me on 01793 822284, or by arranging an appointment at a mutually convenient time within the school day. I also hope to be available at some of the planned parents' evenings.
Additionally, I will contact you should we have any attendance or punctuality concerns regarding your child.
Finally, a reminder that all students are expected to attend school every day and on time, unless they are unwell, in which case medical evidence may be requested.
I look forward to meeting you at some point during the year.
Kay BradburyAttendance Officer
Headteacher : Mrs E Leigh-BennettKingsdown School, Hyde Road, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN2 7SH
Tel: 01793 822284
Kingsdown School is an academy which is a part of the River Learning Trust which is an exempt charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with registered company number 7966500 and its registered office is The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford OX2 7EE.