Olive Secondary has excellent standards of attendance and punctuality. Regular attendance is important, and absence should be restricted to the unavoidable. It is a legal requirement that schools keep accurate records of student attendance.
Absence due to illness
All parents are requested to contact the school office in the morning if your son is unable to attend school due to an illness.
If the absence affects subsequent days, then please contact us in the morning.
Request for absence
Request for absence must be given advance in writing. The headteacher will approve or deny request for absence on a case-to-case basis.
Please note: Holidays should be booked during school holidays.
Authorised & Unauthorised Absence
The law requires that all schools must show the difference between authorised and unauthorised absence.
Examples of absence which would be authorised by the school are:
Medical or dental appointments which cannot be arranged outside school hours
Exceptional circumstances such as bereavement
Examples of absence which we would regard as unauthorised are:
Staying at home to look after younger children or sick relatives
Resting after a late night
Relatives visiting or visiting relatives
Any absence about which the school has not been informed by letter and approved
Students are expected to come to school on time. All lates are recorded and managed by the attendance & punctuality manager.