Forest gate community school 11

Reporting an absence

To report your child absent, please telephone us on 020 8534 8666 and select option 1.

If your child is late to school after 8:25am, they will receive an automatic detention that evening for one hour after school. Please make sure your child attends on time.

It is the parents/carers responsibility to notify the school with reasons for absences. Unauthorised absences are logged and multiple occurrences may lead to the local authority being notified and a penalty charge notice being issued.

Please note:

Requests for holidays in term-time will not be authorised by the Headteacher. Government legislation makes it clear that “Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.” A family holiday does not qualify as exceptional circumstances.