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Parents: Absence

The average absence for students at Richard Lander School is 1.5 days per term or 4-5 days over the academic year and this level of attendance, on its own, will ensure a certain level of success over the 5 years of secondary education. 

Absence Forms

‘Planned Absence’ are those absences which are known about in advance – doctor’s appointments, family occasions etc.  All ‘planned absence’ should be approved by the school in advance, giving as much notice as possible. 

An electronic planned absence request form can be accessed here. 

Please send an email to the school as soon as a planned absence is known about.  A member of the Student Support admin team will respond to this request, granting authorisation, normally within 24 hours.


If your child is absent through illness, please use the telephone system to register this absence or e-mail the Student Support team, as per our normal systems.

There is a 24 hour absentee line – 01872 273772
There is a 24 hour absentee line –
01872 273772  

Richard Lander School