Procedure for reporting your child’s absence from school and also for all student appointments (for students in years 7 to 11 only).


  1. Please ring attendance on 02392 248053 or by texting on 079 4310 4536  by 8.00 am on the morning of your child’s first day of absence. If you know that they are likely to be off for more than one day, please indicate that in your message. If you cannot get through on the attendance number or wish to speak to someone instead of leaving a message, please call 02392 259214 and ask to speak to the Attendance Officer.
  2. Parents still need to ring every morning by 8.00 am to advise of their child’s ongoing absence or alternatively, email the Attendance Officer at
  3. Reporting your child’s absence using Classcharts

Leave of absence forms can be obtained from the main reception, student services, and the attendance window. They should be returned to the attendance window for authorization by Mrs. McCann at least 2 weeks prior to the absence being requested, wherever possible.

County guidance for Fixed Penalty Notices

Registration and Attendance Policy (can be found on our policy page here)

Attendance and Registration Leaflet

Every Day Counts

The Federation Joint Statement

Oaklands Sixth Form College:  Reporting an absence

To report an absence, Sixth Form parents/students should contact the Sixth Form office by ringing the main school number and pressing option 2 for Sixth Form or emailing