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Attendance & Admissions

Newsome High School thrives to ensure that each student receives the best education possible. In order for this to occur, regular school attendance is required. Regular school attendance is deemed at 

Reporting Pupil Absence

TEL: 01484 516712

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Tel: 01484 516712 (24 hours a day)

Should your child be absent from school we request that you inform us by telephone of the reason for absence. A member of staff is available to discuss this from 8.00am daily and we would ask that we are informed before 9:00am if your child is not due to attend school.

As a Safeguarding measure, any student who does not receive a mark in registration and is not found to be in school is reported to parents by text message to ensure that they are safe and well and have not gone missing on the way to school.

We kindly request that parents contact on a daily basis to inform of absence.

We also ask require a medical note or evidence that a GP has been seen for prolonged absence of 5 days or more.

If your child has an on-going medical condition please contact us to discuss the nature of the illness and we will support you to ensure that this has limited impact on their education. It may be that adaptations can be made for your child to continue attending school.

Home visits to absent students will be carried out at the School’s discretion.


School is open to students from 8.00am.  All students should be in school and in their lessons by 8.40am.

Any student who arrives to school after 8.40am is deemed as late and must enter school via the Student Services Entrance.

We would ask that Parents please contact school if your child will be arriving late giving a reason and an expected arrival time.

Students will be given a detention for the following day if they arrive late without a genuine reason confirmed by parents/carers.


Appointments in school time

We would politely request that where possible appointments in school time are not taken.

We appreciate that at times this is unavoidable and would ask that where possible appointments are made at the end of the school day.

Appointments will NOT be authorised for full days unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Should a student have an appointment and need to leave school early, please ensure that they have a letter to confirm the date and time of the appointment.

Alternatively you may wish to call and speak to the Attendance Department.

Please be aware that without confirmation from home we are unable to authorise the absence.


Please see links below for posters & leaflets around our attendance and policies;

Every Day Counts poster

Leaflet – Attendance Guide

Leaflet – Leave of Absence Leaflet

Leaflet – Legal Measures

Leaflet – Punctuality


Please click here to access the Kirklees Admissions  Service and Information.

Click here to see the Admissions Policy.




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