Report an Absence

Report an Absence

It is imperative that parents/carers contact the school before 8.00am if your child is unwell and unable to attend school, on EACH day of absence. 

You can report the absence in one of the following ways:

  • Absence telephone line - Leave a message on the attendance line: 01628 604812, then select option 1
  • For Years 7-11 - select option 1
  • For Years 12 & 13 - select option 2

Please give your child’s name, form group and a brief reason for absence. 

To email reception, please contact:

reception@burnhamgrammar.org.uk

OR

sixthform@burnhamgrammar.org.uk

  • Via the School Gateway
  • Any absence relating to Covid-19 please email :

attendance@burnhamgrammar.org.uk 

  • If a positive COVID test result is received, please email the attendance email address as soon as the result is received.

NOTE:  Please do not email any members of staff or the general school email address as these may not be checked before the absence text message is sent out each morning. 

This is a requirement of the Department for Education (DfE)


Medical Appointments

Where appointments are necessary within school hours, please ensure your child’s absence is reported at least 24 hours before to the Reception Team e.g. an appointment card/letter or show the text message.


If you are unable to provide these details 24 hours prior to the appointment could you please ensure:

  • If your child is arriving late following a medical appointment, a copy of the supporting document is given to Reception or text shown
  • If they are leaving school early to attend a medical appointment, similarly a copy of the supporting document is given to Reception.


You can also email the school at reception@burnhamgrammar.org.uk to confirm the details of the medical appointment.

All leave of absence is recorded on your child's school file.


Student Leave of Absence Request Form 2022/2023

This form should only be completed for requests for Leave of Absence for exceptional circumstances.


Should I keep my child off school? Government Advice Poster

 

Latest Tweets

Connect With Us

View all social feeds
  • 8/08/2022 Our BGS Open Evening will take place on Thursday 22nd September 2022, between the times of 5.00pm - 8.45pm. Further details about the event will be provided on our school website. We look forward to welcoming new prospective students to view our school! Read more
  • 15/07/2022 This week, students in Year 9 had the opportunity to take part in a 'World of Work Careers Day'. Students took part in a range of activities with guest speakers and had a range of incredible workshops, showing different sectors & industries to aspire to work in! Read more
  • 15/07/2022 Year 10 students recently completed their Work Experience Week. The week was filled with activities, guest speaker talks and students going to a work placement in the week. 60 students also had the opportunity to visit Henkel, and participate in a day on site with their team. Read more
  • 15/07/2022 Earlier this term Year 12 students attended a two day Post 18 Careers Fair at Burnham Grammar School. They were able to visit University & College stands and discuss their aspirations beyond BGS. Well done to the Sixth Form Team for such a fantastic event! Read more
  • 27/06/2022 The BGS Drama Department is proud to present a Year 7-9 production of 'The Light Burns Blue'. This production will be on Wednesday 13th & Friday 15th July and tickets are £8 per person. These are available to purchase via parent pay. Read more