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Brecon High School, Penlan, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9SRTel: (01874) 622361Fax: (01874) 624855Need to know!Term DatesHoliday ApplicationSchool UniformOur Visionoffice@brecon-hs.powys.sch.ukReport AbsencesReport an IssueNewsContact Us

If your child is going to be absent from School we need to know!

Please ensure the School is informed before 8.45am.  You can let us know by telephone on 01874 620301 or via our email address office@brecon-hs.powys.sch.uk

COVID-19 Related Pupil Absence - A Guide for parents - CLICK HERE

‘Absence’ Online Tutor Timetable - CLICK HERE

If you do not inform us then the absence will be marked as unauthorised.

If you know in advance that your child is going to be absent then you can inform us at the School on 01874 620301, in writing or just let RECEPTION know the dates/times.

Medical/Dental appointments

Written or verbal information must be provided, otherwise the absence will be recorded as unauthorised.

Why attendance matters!

Please be aware that any unauthorised attendance will be investigated by the School Attendance Officer & Education Welfare Officer.

What constitutes good attendance?

Attendance percentages are not like examination results: an attendance percentage needs to be in the high nineties before it can be considered good. Consider the following examples over the course of a school year (188 days).

10 days absence = 95% attendance = 50 lessons missed

20 days absence = 89% attendance = 100 lessons missed

29 days absence = 85% attendance = 145 lessons missed

38 days absence = 80% attendance = 190 lessons missed

47 days absence = 75% attendance = 235 lessons missed

Research states that having 20 (89%) days off school every year means that a pupil will probably obtain a whole grade lower in their exams than they are really capable of.

Pupils with less than 85% attendance are unlikely to gain 5 A*-C GCSE qualifications.

Term-Time Holidays

Please read the below advice if you are considering requesting a leave of absence for your child(ren) in term time.

Only the HeadTeacher or their representative can authorise absence

Leave of Absences taken without the permission of the school will be recorded as Unauthorised. An application for any leave of absence MUST be made on the request form at the bottom of the page.


Links & Downloads for more information about absence from School

Powys County Council guidance and information for parents about penalty notices and the code of conduct:

https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/1352/School-attendance-and-welfare


School term dates:

https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/1166/School-Term-Dates


Information sheet about booking time off during term time:

VIEW HERE …………… STRATEGIES FOR HOLIDAYS DURING TERM TIME


Download and complete this form (Or collect a copy from Reception) if you want to book time off during term time.  Return back to the School BEFORE being absent from School:

DOWNLOAD HERE ………. REQUEST FOR BOOKING HOLIDAY IN BRECON HIGH SCHOOL DURING TERM TIME

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