Attendance Officer: Miss K Tanner

Telephone: 01209 203727

Text number: 07624 811982 

At Redruth School we recognise that attending school regularly and on time has a positive impact on learning, progress and achievement. Excellent attendance and punctuality is the key for our student’s success. For that reason, we must ensure that attendance and punctuality are the highest they possibly can be in order to prepare our students for their future adult life. It is the responsibility of everyone in our school community – parents, staff, students and governors to ensure they achieve this. Therefore, we are committed to monitoring and reviewing the attendance of all our students regularly.


Lateness = Lost Learning = Minutes amount to days

Students should arrive at the school for no later than 8.25am. Registration begins at 8.30am and form tutors electronically take the first register of the day. Students must report to the reception office to sign in if they arrive after this time. Arriving late, after registration, without a legitimate reason will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. If a student needs to leave school early they need to bring a note to show their form tutor and make sure they show the note to student reception and sign out when they leave. The school will contact you if we have concerns about punctuality and ask that you support our detention procedures re: student lateness.

Minutes lost each   day

Days lost per   school year

5 minutes

3 days

10 minutes

6.5 days

15 minutes

10 days

20 minutes

13 days

30 minutes

19 days


Being late 10 mins every day for one year is equal to 33 hours –

Approximately 6 days!

Reporting an Absence

If your child is unable to attend school you must:

  • Contact us as soon as possible on the first day of absence, preferably before 9.00am. Please make sure you state your child’s name, form group and the reason for absence.
  • Or, you can call into school and report an absence to reception
  • Continue to notify the school every day that your child is absent.
  • Send a note in on the first day they return with an explanation of the absence – you must do this even if you have already telephoned us.
  • Provide a copy of the appointment card for doctor, hospital or dental appointments upon their      return.

If your child is absent we will:

  • Telephone or text you on the first day of absence if we have not heard from you;
  • Invite you in to discuss the situation with our Attendance Officer or Pastoral Head of Year if absences persist;
  • May refer to the Education Welfare Service if attendance falls below 85%


Attend and Achieve!

If a school can improve attendance by 1%, it can expect to see a 5-6% improvement in attainment. Please help your child to achieve their full potential by ensuring their attendance at school.

Attendance   Percentage


Days missed over   a school year



0 Days missed


10 Days missed


20 Days missed


30 Days missed


40 Days missed


Research has shown that 17 days absence in a year =

A drop of one grade at GCSE

Promoting Attendance

Staff and Students at Redruth School are fully aware of the expectations surrounding attendance.

  • Regular assemblies take place in school highlighting the importance of Attendance.
  • Monthly attendance figures are given for each tutor group in assembly.
  • Rewards given for excellent, good and improved attendance.
  • Rewards given to tutor groups for achieving the best attendance.
  • Informative displays regarding attendance in school.

Attendance Policy