Absences

You can report absences by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - remember to include both the student's name and if possible their student ID number.

Absences should be reported each day, preferably before 10am.

The college’s reporting response to student absence from lessons is via a text messaging system, which is designed to inform you if your son or daughter misses any college commitments. An automated text will be sent to your agreed mobile number after 1pm on any day where a commitment has been missed that morning and also 6pm when a commitment has been missed that afternoon (if we have not received contact from you before the lesson begins to explain the absence.)

You are welcome to contact the college, following receipt of a text, where routine information, e.g. which lesson/s your son or daughter was absent from, can be provided by the student's Personal Tutor.


What to do if you or another person has tested positive for COVID-19

If you or another person has COVID-19, you can pass on the virus to other people for up to 10 days from when your infection starts. Many people will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days.

  • If you are aged 19 and over please stay at home and try to avoid contact with other people for 5 days. This starts from the day after the test is completed
  • If you are aged 18 or under, please stay at home and try to avoid contact with other people for 3 days. This starts the day after the test is completed. (Children and young people tend to be infectious to others for less time than adults. If they’re well and do not have a temperature after 3 days, there’s a much lower risk that they’ll pass on COVID-19 to others.)
  • Avoid meeting people at higher risk from COVID-19 for 10 days, especially if their immune system means they’re at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, even if they’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine. This starts the day after the test is completed.