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No student should be absent from class without written permission from parents, Senior staff, or the subject teacher at the time.

If a student has an appointment card, email, or a letter from their parents requesting permission to leave school during the day, these must be presented to the College Secretary or Junior School Office before signing out. Text messages are not acceptable. When a student leaves, they must sign out at Reception or the Junior School Office. They must also sign in again at Reception or the Junior School Office when returning to school. The College receptionist must be able to verify appointments.

If a student begins to feel sick whilst at school then they MUST report to the School Nurse. If the nurse deems it necessary for the student to leave school, then she will contact parents, school Reception, and the relevant House Dean or homeroom teacher to ensure the student’s absence is notified.

Students who arrive late to school must sign in at Reception or the Junior School Office before going to class.

Only Year 13 students are allowed out of school during lunchtime, and only to visit the shops in Strathmore. All other students are expected to be on the school site at all times, unless involved in EOTC or another approved school activity

Reporting Absences

Absences for the Middle and Senior Schools must be reported on the morning of the absence - using either:

Full day absence notifications should be submitted by 9am at the latest where possible. Please try to arrange external appointments, etc., outside school hours or in school holidays.

For student absences in the Junior School please either:

on the morning of the absence.