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St Martin's School

St Martin's School

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St Martin’s places great importance on maintaining high levels of attendance and regards 95% and above as an acceptable level. As a school we are committed to raising attainment as well as supporting wellbeing. In addition to delivering a high standard of education, your child’s attendance is key to ensuring the best possible experience and outcome of their time with us.

Below you will find a copy of the St Martin's Attendance Handbook which contains all the information you need to know about our processes and procedures in relation to your child's attendance as well as what you can do to ensure your child's attendance is exceptional!

Remember, it is your legal obligation as a parent or carer to ensure your child is attending school on a regular basis (Education Act 1996)

To report a: Pupil Absence


EMAIL :, or; Your child’s class teacher, or; Your child’s Head of Learning

PHONE: 029 2085 8050 and leave a message on our Absence Line or speak to Reception

TEXT: 07825 319 262 - please include in your message:

  • Pupil name
  • Tutor group
  • Who you are
  • Date of absence
  • Expected return date
  • Reason for absence

To request a: Holiday/Absence


EMAIL:  Please fill in the form below and return to or the Attendance and Pastoral Support Officer

Alternatively, please pick up a form from reception to complete and return.

Authorisation is at the discretion of the Headteacher, not automatically granted, and is subject to the following:

  • Individual attendance must be above 94%
  • School work will be provided for the duration of the absence and should be completed and returned
  • Absences will not be authorised for students in Year 11 after Christmas
  • The request must be made at least 10 school days in advance
  • The request must not be longer than 10 school days in 1 academic year
    (Pupil Registration Regulations 1995 - Regulations 3&4)
    Separate requests adding up to 10 days may be requested