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Uxbridge High School

TRAVELLING TO AND FROM SCHOOL

When travelling to and from school students should remember that they are representatives of Uxbridge High School.  When leaving the school site, students should depart immediately from the school and not congregate outside or around the school.  Please do not wait or park outside the school entrances.

ABSENCE

Every lesson is important and school should not be missed unless it is completely unavoidable.  If a student is unable to attend school due to illness or other circumstances, parents should contact the school on 01895 234060, press 1 and leave a message.  If the school has not heard from a parent, we will contact them to find out the reason for absence via our automated truancy system.

On a student's return to school following an absence, the parent must write a short note which states the reason for absence.  All Hospital and Dental appointment cards/letters must be provided as evidence prior to leaving school.

The school will report any unauthorised or continued absences to the Education Welfare Officer, who will then contact the parent to discuss the reasons for the absences.  Legal action and Fixed Penalty Notices (fines) are issued for students who do not attend school regularly.

APPOINTMENTS

Where possible, all appointments should be booked to take place outside of school hours.  Where this is not possible, students should be given a note written by a parent and the appointment card/letter.  Students must show the letter to Student Services and then sign out.

HOLIDAYS

Parents are not permitted to take their children out of school for holidays or any other planned event during term time.  Any unauthorised holiday absence carries a penalty fine at the discretion of the Education Welfare Officer.  Holidays should be planned around the school term dates, which are sent to parents in advance and published on our website.