How to Report a Student Absence

As you will be aware there is a direct link between attendance and success. This is why at Varndean College we have a culture of high expectations and outline our expectations around attendance in the student contract, during induction and at every opportunity in our discussions with students & parent/carers about progress.

You can report an absence here before 10 am on each day of absence:Absence Form

All absences must be reported in advance or on the day of absence in the case of unexpected absence such as sickness. You can report an absence via the website, or via MyVarndean or the Parent Portal.

Absences will be processed by our attendance team as quickly as possible and within a maximum of 2 working days.

If we require extra information to support your absence you can upload this when you report your absence. In some situations the attendance Team will contact you if require anything further.

We would strongly advise students to monitor their attendance regularly via MyVarndean. Parent/Carers can also monitor attendance via the Parent Portal.

Subject teachers and personal tutors will regularly discuss attendance levels with students and can support students with strategies to help improve attendance.

If there are any particular circumstances that the college may not be aware of which is having an influence on a student's attendance please do not hesitate to get in touch with