Full attendance is very important if your child is to take maximum advantage of the opportunities available to them at the Poly. We expect students to attend school every day unless there is a legitimate reason for their absence. If in doubt, send your child to school. Should he become ill, we will see that he is properly attended to.
Reasons for absences should be reported to the school’s admin office by phone 0208 310 7000 on the first day of absence and must also be covered by a note on your son’s return.
Pupils receive certificates for 100% or very high attendance. A number of pupils have completed Year 11 without a single absence in 5 years! The average school attendance is expected to be over 96%.
Parents/carers will receive an automated call from the school if their son is absent without a valid reason. For this reason, it is essential that we have up-to-date contact details.