Attendance

Students are to be in their classrooms, ready to learn at the start of every lesson.  Morning registration starts at 8.30 a.m. and lunch-time ends at 1.25 p.m.  Latecomers can be required to make up time lost, after school hours or at break/lunch time.

Absence notes must be brought to the form tutor on the day of return after absence.  Alternatively, parents may telephone (256588) or email (office@lamarehigh.sch.gg) the school to explain the student’s absence.

Students must remain within the school boundaries during school hours, unless going home for midday lunch.

Students with attendance below 98% will be part of a Form Tutor or Head of House intervention group to support with strategies.  Students with attendance below 94% will be supported by intervention from the Family Liaison Officer and the School Attendance Service.

Absence from School

It is a legal requirement for us to keep an accurate record of attendance.  Parents should therefore, either write a note, email or telephone the School Office (Tel: 256588) to explain any absence.

Under the Education Law of Guernsey (1970) the Education Services is responsible for providing education for children between five and sixteen years of age.  It is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that their children receive full time education, and as far as possible, avoid any disruption to that education.  Wherever possible absence during term time should therefore be avoided.  The school will not provide work for children who take holidays in school time. It has been agreed by all Headteachers and Education Officers that (from 1st September 2016) any holiday a student takes during term time will not be authorised.

However, any essential absences for children of compulsory school age require written permission from the Headteacher using the appropriate leave of absence request form.