The procedure for reporting absence is part of the School’s Attendance Policy for all pupils and is as follows:

If a pupil is to be absent from school for any reason, the parent/carer should telephone (020 7307 8700) or email* the School Office by 8.00am on the first morning of absence.  Where a pupil is ill, the school should be notified of the nature of the illness and, when this can be predicted, the date the pupil is expected to be able to resume his or her studies.  Absence during the school day will be permitted only with a letter to the school office or an email to

Apart from illness, no pupil should be away from school without prior permission from the Headmaster.  Dental and medical appointments should be made during school holidays except in cases of emergency when the school office should be informed.

(*the email address must be one which the school holds on its contact details for the pupil)