Attendance

Mrs Howard

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Attendance Officer

Please Click Here To Report A Child's Absence

 

Reporting an Absence

To report an illness, please call 01932598020. A truancy call to parents will be made upon any unknown student absence.

 

Medical or Dental Appointments

Please Click Here To Report Any Medical Appointment 

Please Click Here To Concent To The Short Term Use Of Medication

Please remember to write a note in your child’s school planner to confirm the absence in order for the class teacher to release your child from their lesson.

All students must sign in and out of School Reception for health and safety purposes.

 

School Attendance

Attendance

At Chertsey High we have always taken a very straightforward view when it comes to attendance: we expect students to be in school every day, barring serious illness or accident, and we do not permit holidays during term time.

However, parents should be aware that the law now enforces the position regarding holidays. The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which become law on 1st September 2013, state that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. The Headteacher should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if leave is granted.

In accordance with the above regulations, requests for leave of absence will be treated sympathetically, but only in exceptional circumstances can they be approved. The policy of Surrey County Council (to which Chertsey High School has agreed) states that parents who take their child out of school for five days or more during term time, without the authority of the Headteacher, will be liable to receive a penalty notice. Penalty Notices will be issued by the Local Authority, and are issued separately to each parent, per child absent.

The penalty is £60 if paid within 21 days of receipt of the notice, rising to £120 if paid after 21 days but within 28 days of receipt of the notice. If the penalty is not paid in full by the end of the 28-day period the Local Authority must prosecute the recipient for failing to ensure regular school attendance under section 444 Education Act 1996.

Please be aware that each parent is liable to receive a Penalty Notice for each child who incurs unauthorised absences. For example, if there are two parents and one child, each parent will receive one Penalty Notice. If there are two parents and two children incurring unauthorized absences, each parent will receive two Penalty Notices, which in this case would amount to £120 each if paid within 21 days.

 

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Click Here To Download Our Attendance Letter

School
Ambassadors

Mr Hicks

Mr Hicks

Head of Year 7
I am proud to teach at a school that values and loves every child for who they are. Here at Chertsey High School we look to develop children holistically and I couldn't imagine a better place to do it.
Year 8

Year 8

Student
The care and support of the teachers and the modern facilities will make your dreams become reality.  
Miss Brazier

Miss Brazier

SENCO & Assistant Headteacher
I am delighted to be part of the SLT as well as SENCO. Students are polite, respectful and show curiosity to learn. We support learning enabling students to reach their full potential.
Year 8

Year 8

Student
There is so much opportunity to excel here and the amazing staff have guided me to where I am now. The hospitality shown here is great and I have learnt so much.  
Mrs Willoughby

Mrs Willoughby

Maths Teacher
Creating a passion in children for maths is the best feeling in the world. That moment when a child's face lights up because they understand!
Year 9

Year 9

Student
Within Chertsey High the teachers are extremely committed to making the best lessons they can to ensure the students can find their best way of learning.
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