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Reporting an Absence and Planned Absence


Parents/carers are legally obliged to make sure their child attends school regularly.  Students should aim for 100% attendance.  The average school attendance at Denmark Road High School is over 97%, and anything below 95% is a cause for concern.

How can parents/carers help?

  • Please do not request to take your child out of school for a holiday. A leave of absence can only be granted by the Headteacher in exceptional circumstances.
  • Please do not make non-urgent medical/dental appointments during the school day.
  • Telephone the school’s absence line on 01452 543335 (Selecting option 1), or email, or use the School Gateway App and leave a message before  8.30 am if your child will be absent or late. Please ensure that you provide details of what symptoms they have or why they are late, and their anticipated arrival time in school
  • If you have any queries about attendance please contact our Attendance Officer (Mrs Barr) on
  • Please contact Mrs Kittle (Year 7 – 11 Student Support Officer) or Mrs Harvey (Sixth Form Support Officer) as a matter of urgency, if you have any ongoing concerns that may affect your child’s attendance at school e.g. friendships issues or feeling anxious


Reporting Absence Contact Details

Please use the details below to contact the school:

Email addresses 

Absence line                  01452 543335 and follow instructions

Via School Gateway

Please see the forms for you to download in Word and PDF format.  These forms can be emailed to or your child can hand them into Mrs Barr in the Wellbeing Centre.