French Immersion Activity Trip

A group of 28 year 9, 10 and 11 French students embarked on a brand new trip to the Château de la ...

PGL – Netball and Football Tour

On March 1st – 3rd 2019, Therfield School netball team took part in a PGL tournament weekend, offi...

Careers Fair 2019

The Careers Fair involves every Therfield student. It’s a privilege as Headteacher to observe the ...

Kings and Queens

Before the end of term we saw our very very special event called Christmas Kings and Queens. Thi...

  • Sixth Form Applications

  • French Immersion Activity Trip

  • PGL – Netball and Football Tour

  • Careers Fair 2019

  • Kings and Queens

Attendance

Unexpected Absence

Parents/Guardians should seek to phone the attendance office on 01372 818123 as soon as possible in the morning to let the school know of the reason for a student's absence.
 
Planned Absence

Holidays during term time will not be authorised unless under exceptional circumstances, and we strongly recommend that you do not book time away during term time. The Attendance Policy and Request forms for leave of absence in exceptional circumstances can be accessed via the links below.


Application for Leave of Absence

Please find below a link to the application for leave of absence.

 

Student Attendance Policy

Please find below a link to the Student Attendance Policy.

 

 

The Department for Education guidance for attendance says:

Central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated – pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.

The government expects:

  • Schools and local authorities to:
    • Promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence;
    • Ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled;
    • Act early to address patterns of absence
    • Parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school age who are registered at school attend regularly
    • All pupils to be punctual to their lessons

The staff at Therfield are committed, in partnership with the parents/carers, students, governors and the Local Authority, to building a school which serves the community and of which the community is proud. We also remain committed to our overarching aim – ‘The Best for All’. To this end, all pupils are expected to attend school 100% of the time unless the absence is authorised by the Headteacher.