Parents and carers of the students at Hope High are required to ensure that they receive sufficient full time education. Here at Hope High, we do all we can to support school attendance and take seriously any issues that may lead to non-attendance. Good school attendance is essential to ensure that all children and young people make the most of the educational opportunities available and achieve their full potential whilst ensuring that all students stay safe. We believe this sets good habits for later in life, and ultimately if your child is not in school they cannot learn!

Attendance Officer

Hope High School's Attendance Officer, Miss Kayleigh Thompson, supports those students who are absent from school. Miss Thompson will:

  • Monitor attendance on a daily basis
  • Have weekly meetings with Hope High School's attendance team
  • Organise telephone calls to parents/carers
  • Visit parents/carers at home
  • Collect pupils from home with parental support
  • Organise attendance letters to parents/carers
  • Attend face to face attendance meetings with pupils and parents/carers

All pupils with below 90% attendance will be flagged as being persistently absent from school. If your child is identified as being persistently absent you may be asked to attend regular attendance reviews and your child’s attendance will be closely monitored by the Attendance Officer and Administration Team.

School attendance and the law

By law, all children of compulsory school age must receive a suitable full-time education. As a parent or guardian, you have a legal responsibility to make sure this happens. We take pride in our attendance figures and work with parents and carers to maintain such consistency. 

The school’s responsibility

  • School has a legal duty to record the attendance of every pupil, or record them absent or late.
  • The register is taken at the beginning of both morning and afternoon sessions.
  • If for any reason a pupil has an appointment to leave school during the day, school should be informed of this prior to the day.
  • All class registers are completed showing the exact reasons for a student’s absence.
  • All unexplained absences will be followed up and reported by the school to the Local Authority.

Your responsibility

How to help your child improve their attendance record:

  • Your child must come to school every day.
  • Ensure that they arrive at school on time each day.
  • Try to make hospital, doctor and dentist visits outside school hours.
  • Please inform school in writing of any appointments known in advance.
  • Don’t take holidays in term time – requests for family holidays in term time will not be authorised unless under exceptional circumstances. If something is stopping your child from coming to school, please let us know. Please contact the school on the first day of absence before 9.15am on 01695 721066.

Attendance Team

  • LCC Attendance Consultant: Julie Ascroft
  • Hope High School Attendance Lead: Gary Harrison
  • Hope High School Attendance Officer: Kayleigh Thompson
  • Hope High School Attendance Administrator: Karon Trencher  

Attendance Policy


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