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Reporting student absence

Reporting student absence

As you may already be aware, we use the student absence reporting system called Studybugs.  This system is quick and easy to use. The only way you will be able to inform the school of your child’s absence will be via Studybugs. 

If you have not signed up to Studybugs, use the following link:

Reminder, please only register student absence only through the Studybugs app. Please do not use this app to report that your child is late. When a student is late to school, when they arrive they will sign in via our check in system at reception and will be marked in the register as late.

Thank you for your support.

Studybugs frequently asked questions:

What time should parents/carers report an absence by?

As early as possible, only on the day of the absence. You cannot mark an absence for a future day in the week.

What happens is a parent/carer does not report an absence?

An automatic Studybugs message will be sent out to the parent/carer. After 2 days of absence the form tutor will phone the parent/carer.

Can parents/carers still phone in to report absence?

No, we all encourage all parents/carers to use the Studybugs app.

Top 3 reasons to use Studybugs

  1. It’s integrated with our systems so we know right away if your child is unaccounted for.
  2. It’s quick and easy to register and use and automatically reminds you to keep us posted.
  3.  You’ll be helping the NHS and other public health organisations improve children’s health. (

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