Systems For Absence & Lateness
At Cobden we regard good attendance as 96% and above. When attendance drops below 92% we begin our formal attendance monitoring systems. This includes communicating with parents via letters and face to face contact where possible. We employ an Educational Welfare Officer Naina Zavery who may be asked to visit homes where it has proven very difficult to make progress.
If your child is ill or has a medical appointment then we ask you to contact school on 01509263485 from 8am on the first day of absence. If your child continues to be absent then we ask that we have a message each day. If your child's absence is cause for concern then we will ask for evidence of any medical appointments.
We do not authorise any absence for holidays or other non-essential appointments or events. A family wedding or funeral will be granted as a single day of absence. We ask parents to fill out the Absence Request Form's for each request (available from the office).