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Attendance and Absence Reporting

Good attendance at Preston Manor School is considered 96% and above. Every day of absence reduces a student’s attendance by 0.5%.

To report your child absent, email stating:

  • Your child’s first name and surname
  • Your child's form class
  • Reason for absence (attaching medical evidence for GP and dental appointments):

You should report your child’s absence each day until they return to school.  This should be done by 8am each morning.  If you are unable to email, please call the student absence line: 

Year 7 - Year 11: 020 8385 4042
Sixth Form: 0208 385 4080

Please provide:

  • Your child’s first name and last name
  • Your child’s form class
  • The reason for their absence (If your child has a medical appointment, please also include this information)

You can check your child’s attendance on Go4School.

If your child’s attendance is below 90% they will be considered to be persistently absent. Any further absence will be unauthorised and the Attendance Team and Local Authority’s Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) will begin investigations. Further absences at this rate of attendance will not be authorised unless medical evidence is provided from a GP.

We do not authorise holidays during term time. Any holidays taken during term time may result in a fixed penalty notice being issued to you.