Attendance and Punctuality



Good attendance and punctuality are essential for students to reach their full potential. Illness is the only authorised reason for absence from school unless the Headteacher has given special permission. Absence without permission is unauthorised and reported to the Welsh Assembly Government.

Parents and carers are asked to inform the school of the reason for an absence by telephoning the school or by writing to the class teacher. YMH operate a first-day phone call system (ie) if your son/daughter is absent and no phone call or note has been received then the school will phone you, to seek the reason for the absence. Tanwen Messum our Family Engagement Worker will follow up any unexplained absences.

It is important that students attend school daily and we ask for your support as a  parent to ensure this happens. Maximum attendance enables the students to take full advantage of the learning experiences available.

Holiday leave during term time

Parents and carers are requested not to plan holidays during term time as it disrupts the students’ progress. In special circumstances, the Headteacher make an exception and give permission. A request form for holiday leave is available from the school office and should be returned directly to the Headteacher.

Leave of absence during the school day

  • All students remain on site unless they are collected by a parent for a medical appointment.
  • Parental permission must be granted to all students attending link schools or work experience placements.
  • Students must sign out when they leave the premises and sign back in when they return.
  • No student may leave the school premises at lunchtime without staff supervision.


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