If your child is to be absent for any reason, please contact the school, before 9am where possible, using the following (in order of preference) :
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text number:07860 097341
- Telephone number: 0161 456 4888 (Option 1 – absence line)
If you receive a text or email message in relation to your child's absence please reply as soon as possible. This is essential to ensure we safeguard all our students.
In respect of communication home from HGHS, we are now using the email option on a regular basis to inform parents/carers of events in school and to pass on various messages. It is therefore important that we hold an up to date email address that you check regularly. Please log in to the SIMS Parent APP,
www.sims-parent.co.uk to check that we have the correct email address on record.
Please tell us your child's name, form, your name/relationship to student, a contact number in case we need to ring you back and reason for absence.
Attendance and Punctuality
Regular attendance is a high priority. All absences must be followed by a written reason signed by the parent / carer. Whenever possible you may be contacted by a member of our support staff on the first day of absence. It is not acceptable to allow children time off school for reasons other than sickness or medical / dental consultation. Any medical/dental appointments should be evidenced with an appointment card from the surgery please.
Given that learning time is very precious and examinations and other assessments, including coursework, take place at all times, absence from school for holiday periods cannot be authorised.
Holidays taken in term-time will only be authorised in very rare and exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Head Teacher. Where holidays are taken without consent from the Head Teacher, this is likely to lead to fixed penalty fines of up to £120 per parent for each child, issued by the Local Authority.