Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance and Punctuality
Hylands School values punctuality and good attendance very highly. Like all schools we expect students to attend 100% of the time. Where this is not possible due to illness or other circumstances please refer to the details and downloads below.

Student Absence
If a pupil is not fit to be in school, the school requires the parent/carer to telephone the school before 9am, giving the reason for the absence and when you expect your child to return to school. If the student continues to be absent we need to be notified on a daily basis.  The telephone system allows callers to leave a message at any time.

Please note if your child has been absent for more than three days you will be asked for evidence that your child is unfit for school. It is at the schools discretion what constitutes evidence.

Please address all letters or emails regarding illness for the attention of the attendance officer or

Leave of absence during term time
Taking a leave of absence during term time will only be authorised under exceptional circumstances in accordance with the Education (Pupil Registration) (England)  (Amendment) Regulations 2013. Furthermore this is at the discretion of the headteacher.  Please provide a covering letter explaining why you would like your child to have a leave of absence during term time and attach it to the application form for the attention of the attendance officer. 

Late Students
All students arriving after 8:30 am should sign in at student reception.   

Students who are late will be expected to attend a detention and further sanctions will be applied if lateness continues.

Attendance Matters Letter 2019 

Medical Appointments

Where possible we would ask that these appointments are made outside school hours. 

Medical and dental appointments are only authorised if medical evidence has been provided, for example: appointment cards. If medical evidence has not been provided the appointment will be unauthorised.
Please address all letters and emails regarding appointments for the attention of the attendance officer or email

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