Plantsbrook School is committed to maximising the attendance of every student during their education so that they can be the best that they can be. Regular attendance at school is linked to success in all aspects of school life.

Plantsbrook School will be working with CSAWs Ltd from February 2024 to support the day-to-day objectives of raising overall attendance levels and reducing persistent absenteeism. All attendance advice provided by CSAWs Ltd will be from an experienced consultant who will provide professional and comprehensive casework advice. The scope of the Attendance Consultancy service includes telephone communication and home visits to complete safe and well checks with pupils and families.

Parents who are concerned about their child’s attendance should contact school to tell them about the difficulties.

Absences, Lates and Medical Appointments

It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that their child attends school every day and on time. If your child cannot attend because of an illness, please contact school on the first day of absence and on every subsequent day of absence.

Where possible, please arrange medical appointments outside of school hours. If this is not possible, parents must notify school at least 24 hours prior to the appointment.

Plantsbrook School do not authorise absences for family holidays during term time. A referral to the local authority legal intervention team may be considered if you choose to take your child out of school during term time.

To report an absence or medical appointment:
Tel: 0121 362 7310 option 9

To report a Sixth Form absence or medical appointment:
Tel: 0121 362 7310 option 4