For students to achieve their very best whilst at school, regular high levels of attendance are vital.

We expect all students to attend every day unless they are too ill to do so or other exceptional circumstances prevent attendance. These are normally agreed in advance with the school. 

We have extensive support in place ready to support students and families where attending school can sometimes be an issue. Heads of Key Stage, Heads of Year, Tutors and our Attendance Officers, work daily with all students and monitor attendance. Our Educational Welfare Officer is always available and willing to visit and support students.

While, at Park, we closely follow the guidelines laid down we always encourage dialogue with parents to discuss and resolve any issues relating to absence. Please contact the school to discuss any issues or concerns.

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school please contact the school on 01271 373131 or by email to inform us as soon as possible.

If your child does not attend morning registration, you will receive an automated text from school. Please respond to this promptly as this is to ensure that you know your child hasn’t arrived at school and is an important part of the school’s safeguarding procedures. If the school does not hear from you this will automatically be marked as unauthorised until a valid reason is given.

We hope you will support Park School by ensuring that your child obtains the maximum benefit from their time with us by attending punctually for the 190 days each year that the law requires, unless prevented from doing so by unavoidable circumstances.

Our Attendance Officers will answer any queries you have about attendance and offer help with attendance problems. It is vital that you make contact as soon as possible, on 01271 373131 if your child is having attendance problems.  As a school we want to help and support you.

Absence request forms are available to download from the link below or from the school office and should be returned to the Attendance Officers via the school office or by email to Any work missed must be made up.  To request a period of absence for your child please complete the Application For Absence From School.

Click here to view The Park Community School Attendance Policy.