Setting good attendance patterns from the start of any academic year is vital for all our students and will aid them later in life beyond school and into the work place.  

How can you support this partnership?

Being at school is a very important part of any child’s life.  It enables them to learn, to make friends, to gain important knowledge and to develop a variety of skills which will prepare them for adult life.  School and parents/carers are partners in making this a success.  As parents or carers there is a legal responsibility to make sure that your child makes the most of this opportunity by attending regularly aiming for at least 96% attendance.

New national guidelines mean that the school will not be able to authorise requests to take children out of school during the academic year, such an absence will be granted in very exceptional circumstances.  

Please follow this link to the William de Ferrers School attendance policy.

Please follow this link to a leaflet containing further information.  

For information about common childhood and adolescent illnesses and what to do if your child is ill you may find the following link to a NHS website helpful:

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please use the following contact details to notify the school:

Text:            07860 095562
Telephone:  01245 326359
For sixth form students please contact Mrs Lucas by 9.00am if you are going to be absent for any reason.
Text:           07860 095562
Telephone: 01245 326350
An Absence Return Form should be completed and handed to your child's tutor upon their return to school.