All parents/carers want the best for their children and for them to get on well in life.

At Emmanuel College we strive to provide a welcoming, caring environment where each student feels safe, secure and has a real sense of belonging. For each student to achieve their true potential, a high level of attendance and punctuality is essential. Students should aim to attend College every day and be punctual to all lessons including morning registration.

Our expectation is that students have 100% attendance. While accepting that this is an aspirational expectation without this it enables absence to be too easily accepted and while there is some space provided before intervention starts, our message is always, to get the best out of education, you must be in College every day.


The importance of good attendance

How we celebrate good attendance

Where attendance is good, it will be recognised and celebrated on an individual level as well as with the wider College community. The ways that this will be done include, but are not exclusive to the followig:

  • Weekly recording of personal attendance data
  • Head of School pick and mix
  • Half termly attendance raffle
  • Half termly letters of recognition of good attendance (>96%) and outstanding attendance (100%)
  • House competitions
  • Regular slot on GME and The Friday Review to celebrate attendance

Shown below are the most frequently asked questions by parents.

Where can I find information about College holidays?

College holidays can be found here.

Where can I find information about compulsory College events?

Follow the link here and click the + sign next to term dates.

What are the College opening times?

College is open to students from 8:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday, Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.

How do I report my child's absence from College?

Please click here to report a student absence via email or alternatively please call 0191 4602099.

What do I do if my child is late for College?

Should your child be late for College after 8:25am they will receive a late mark and a reason will need to be given for this. If your child is persistently late a sanction may be given.

Where do I find a leave absence form?

You can find a leave of absence form here, please give us a minimum of two weeks notice. You will be notified via email should your absence be authorised or unauthorised.

How will I be informed if there is an enforced College closure?

An email will be sent to all parents should there be a College closure.

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