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Student Absence


Parents should ring the absence phone number which is 01306 886312 (select option 1) or email absence@ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk to report the absence.  This should be made as early as possible in the morning.  Students who are absent for 5 days or more will require a note from their doctor.  Please contact the relevant Head of Year if your child is going to be absent for a prolonged period. 


If your child is unexpectedly late, please call the absence line as soon as possible.  

Medical Appointments

  • You can report any absence due to a medical appointment in advance using the absence line (01306 886312 - select option 1) - please state what the appointment is so that appropriate coding can be used.
  • You can advise us in writing, in advance, of the appointment. Please email absence@ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk 
  • You can also ring the absence line on the morning of the appointment.

Other Absences

  • Holidays - Education law states that parents do not have a right to take their child out of school for a holiday during term time. Only in exceptional circumstances may a Headteacher grant permission for leave; and it is the Headteachers' decision on whether the absence is exceptional and how many days to approve. Please email absence@ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk to request an absence form.
  • Please email absence@ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk to advise us of absence for events such as Funerals, Sporting Activities, Dance and Music Exams, Rehearsals and any other full-day absences.

House Attendance Rates - Last updated 14th December

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93.34% 92.56% 92.55% 93.76%