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Attendance at Allerton Grange is extremely important. We want our students to succeed; this can only be achieved if they are in school and learning. Students should aim for 100% Attendance.


  • If a student is going to be absent from school, a parent must call the student absence line, on 0113 3930304, before 8.50am on each day of absence. This will avoid an absence text message being sent home.
  • If there is a genuine problem about coming to school, students should still come to school and speak with a member of the Behaviour and Welfare team.


Authorised Absences

Unauthorised Absences


Bereavement Family Celebrations
Medical Appointments Sleeping in
Religious Festival Looking after siblings



  • Students should be in their form room on time.
  • Students are required to be punctual.
  • When the school bell goes, students must make their way to lesson.
  • If arriving late, students must sign in at the attendance office to get a mark due to safety regulations.
  • Student should have a note from a parent/carer explaining the reason they are late. Sanctions will be set for lateness.

Illness or accident in school

  • In the first instance students should tell a teacher if they are feeling unwell; they will write a note in their planner to give them permission to leave the lesson. Students should then go to the Behaviour and Welfare base where the Behaviour and Welfare team will assess them.
  • If students are unable to continue lessons, their parents will be contacted to collect them from school. Students must never sign themselves out.

Never leave school without permission

  • If a student needs to sign out for an appointment, they must first go to the Behaviour and Welfare base to get a green permission slip from a member of the year team. Then students must hand the slip to main reception where they will be given a police signing out slip in case they are stopped outside of school. Students must hand that slip in to the attendance office if returning to school the same day.
  • Signing out is a legal requirement. If any student is absent without good reason a member of the Key Stage team will speak to them and may also refer you to the Attendance Improvement Officer.

Taking Medicine in school

  • Students must leave medication with the Health Support Officer in the Behaviour and Welfare pod.
  • The only exceptions are inhalers for asthma or epi-pens.
  • Students should not expect to be given aspirin or paracetamol at school. It is the policy of the school not to give out such medicine.

Holiday information

Allerton Grange places great importance on achievement through good attendance. We therefore operate a policy of not authorising time off for holidays during term time.

Religious holidays

School will advise students and their families each year of the number of authorised religious holidays which can be taken. The decision will be made in consultation with the relevant religious bodies and Children’s Services. Parents should advise school, in advance, by completing an absence note with the days to be taken. Any additional days taken will be recorded as unauthorised absence.

% Attendance

Potential risk


No Risk of Underachievement



Risk of Underachievement



Serious Risk of Underachievement



Severe Risk of Underachievement


Less than 90%

Extreme Risk of Underachievement

Risk of Court Action













Any absence from school results in opportunities for learning being missed, the more time you are absent from school the greater the risk of underachievement as a result.

Absence Line: 0113 393 0304 (option 1) 

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