You can contact the school in many ways. It is a busy facility, so please review the information below to ensure you are directed to the right contact within the school.
|Head||Mrs Sammy Crook|
|Deputy Head||Mr Simon Tong|
|Head’s PA||Mrs Meg Hepworth|
|Assistant Heads||Mr Tom Williams, Mr Alistair Fitchett, Mrs Juliet Main, Mr Mark Barlow|
|Head of Student Support||Mr Jonathan Breeze|
|Head of Student Welfare||Mrs Caroline Warren|
|Student Support Officers:||
Mrs Amanda Cousins
Mrs Josie Medina
Mrs Cathy Pengelly
|Attendance Administrator||Mrs Sally Pike|
|SENCO (Special Educational Needs)||Mr Chris Wardle, Mrs Tania Mayes|
|Finance and Premises Manager||Mr John Cleaver|
|Accounts Officer||Mrs Kelly Woodman|
|Uniform Enquiries||Mr Jonathan Breeze|
|Website/IT queries||Mr Simon Forder|
As from the 1st September 2013, all schools are unable to authorise any requests for absence relating to holidays in term time. This has been brought about by an amendment to the Education (Pupil Registration)(England) Regulations 2006 which has removed reference to holidays and the ten day period.
These changes reinforce the government’s view that every minute of every school day is vital and that pupils should only be granted authorised absence by the school, in exceptional circumstances e.g. illness, exclusions, or due to other unavoidable causes. This view has recently been reinforced by Ofsted who in a recently published report on a Devon school reported, "Pupils clearly enjoy being at school. However, overall attendance is no better than average and this is in part due to some pupils being taken out of school for holidays during term time by their parents, in spite of the fact that the school has a clear and published policy that makes it clear that such absence is unauthorised. This absence has an impact on pupils’ achievement. As a result, the overall judgement for behaviour and safety is good rather than outstanding”.
We would remind parents that unauthorised absences may well result in the instigation of parental responsibility measures which could be a penalty notice, or a fine of up to £2,500 and/or a term of imprisonment of up to 3 months. We hope you will support your child’s school by ensuring that your son/daughter obtains the maximum benefit from their time at school by attending punctually for the 190 days each year that the law requires, unless prevented from doing so by an unavoidable circumstances.
Download the full letter from DCC
Download a copy of the Absence request form
For help or advice at any time before, during or after the exams series please contact the school’s Exams Office. Alternatively your student’s teacher, Subject Leader, Head of House or Student Support Services will be able to help … in fact everyone at the school is here to help!
Liz Ford, Exams Manager
Cathy Britton, Exams Assistant
Alternatively use the contact form here.
In order to protect people from abuse and harm it is important that everyone knows what to do if they suspect someone is being abused.
You may suspect that someone is being harmed or abused because:
Out of hours please call 0845 6000 388. If it is an emergency dial 999.