Further to the letter from Hampshire County Council sent in March 2015, the changes to Hampshire’s attendance procedures came into place on 1 September 2015.  As this is Hampshire County Council policy, it is anticipated that all Hampshire schools will be adhering to it. Hampshire County Council have also advised schools to communicate with each other where siblings are in different schools.  We strongly advise that you read these procedures and make yourself familiar with the attendance requirements. The Governors have approved an Attendance Policy (see below) which reflects these procedures.

Absence Procedure

If you keep your child at home due to illness, it's important to phone the school office by 9am leaving their name and a reason. To leave a voice message select which campus you require, then press 2 for absences. Please continue to call each morning until your child returns to school (unless it's a long term illness/medical condition or the 48 hours required after vomiting).

When a child is absent from school and no notification has been received, we will telephone all contact numbers for that child, in the order notified by the parent, until we make contact with someone and obtain an explanation for the child’s absence. If the contact does not pick up we will leave a voicemail message where possible. If by 10 a.m we have not managed to speak to any of the contacts provided, the Senior Leadership Team will make a decision about further action. This will range from making a record but no further action, to making a home visit to contacting the Police. It is therefore very important that you contact the school office and leave a message on each day of your child’s absence from school. Thank you.
Please find below further information regarding Attendance Processes, Policies, Procedures and Penalty Notices.


Description: Greenbank UnauthDescription: Greenbank StartDescription: Greenbank Late (1)Key Stage 2







Children who arrive                       Children who arrive                       Children who arrive

between 8:35am – 8:50am          between 8:50am – 9:15am          after 9:20am

are marked as present (/).           are marked late (L)                          are marked as unauthorised  (U)



Key Stage 1

Description: Rooksdown UnAuth (1)Description: Rooksdown Late (1)Description: Rooksdown Start (1)

Children who arrive                        Children who arrive                        Children who arrive

between 8:45am – 9:00am          between 9:00am – 9:30am          after 9:30am

are marked as present (/).           are marked late (L)                          are marked as unauthorised  (U)




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