CCHSG expects that all students should attend school regularly and punctually.  Our target figure is a minimum of 97% attendance.  Students may only miss school if they themselves are ill. Parents are required to notify the school by telephoning the attendance line by 8.45am on the first day of absence, giving the student's name, form, specific reason for absence and expected duration of absence.  If the duration of absence is unknown, a further call should be made on each subsequent day of absence. Upon return to school, a note explaining the nature of the illness must be sent to the Form Tutor.  

In the case of urgent medical appointments, a student must bring her appointment card or a note from her parents.  Before leaving the premises, students must report to reception to be signed out.  On returning, they should also report to reception to be signed back in.  

No student may leave the site for any other reason without the permission of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteachers or Assistant Headteachers.

Any absences from school, no matter how few, will hamper progress.  In the case of persistent absence i.e. attendance below 90%, the school will hold school attendance meetings and may request medical evidence regarding an ongoing medical condition if appropriate. 

Family Holidays During Term Time

There is no legal entitlement for parents to take their children on holiday during term time; permission for family holidays during term time will not be authorised by the school.  Holiday leave taken without formal permission is classified as unauthorised, and could lead to a referral to the Missing Education and Child Employment Service.