Attendance reminder

Attendance reminder

At Torpoint Community College we believe that the greater the attendance, the greater achievement. We aim for an environment which enables and encourages all members of the community. For our students to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and be at College, on time, every day. If your child is absent please contact the College as soon as possible on the first day of absence and on each subsequent day of absence. If it is a planned absence, please complete an Absence Request Form. Please note that the law does not grant parents/carers an automatic right to take their children out of school during term time. Parents/carers can commit an offence if they fail to ensure the regular and punctual attendance of their child at the school which the child is registered, unless the absence has been authorised by the school. If your request for absence is refused and you still take your child out of College on holiday in term time then we will refer the matter to Cornwall County Council and they may decide to issue a Penalty Notice. Penalty Notices for absences of 5 days are £60 per parent per child. For more information please refer to the attendance policy displayed on the college website.