How to Report a Student Absence

Maintaining high levels of attendance is the surest way to ensure your success at College. However, if your absence is genuinely unavoidable, you must follow the correct procedures. If you don't, your absence will NOT be authorised. Parents / guardians are informed by email whether your absence has been authorised or not.

Text, email or phone our hotline before 10am to alert us to your absence:

Text: 07481 342441
Email: registry@varndean.ac.uk
Telephone: 01273 546645

If you are unavoidably absent

Absences will not be authorised unless we receive a phone call, text or e-mail on each day of absence before 10 am.

If you know you are going to be absent

Absence because of appointments and open days and other occasions where the absence is known in advance will only be authorised if we receive an email, with documentary evidence attached (if applicable) or a Future Absence form is completed in advance.

If you have to leave College before the end of your scheduled lessons

If you feel unwell or have to leave college before the end of your scheduled lessons, you must sign out in the Registry, giving the reason you are leaving.

We also reserve the right not to authorise absences where there is a clear pattern of absence which has not been discussed with the relevant Head of School (Student).

See full details of the Student Attendance & Fitness to Study Policy and acceptable / unacceptable reasons for absence.

If you were marked absent from a lesson when you were present

If you were marked absent from a lesson but you were there, you will need to complete an 'I was there form'.

Downloadable Forms

Future Absence Form I Was There Form