Illness / Absence
Parents/Guardians must contact the School for each day via
 School Gateway.  You can text the School for each day of your child’s absence via this method and there is no need to phone the absence line.  You can also use School Gateway to text in future absences, for example medical or doctor appointments. There would then be no need to phone the absence line.  

Leaving School Early
If a child is required to leave school early due to an appointment, parents must inform the school via School Gateway beforehand.  Pupils are to go to Forge Reception (entry via the main school door to avoid crossing zones), to complete the Signing Out Book and then meet their parents outside Forge Gates.  
Pupils must then sign back in on their return in Forge Reception.

If a pupil comes to school late, they must go to the Forge Reception to complete the Signing In Sheet, explaining their lateness.  Parents must advise the school (via School Gateway) if their child is due to be late.