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Hinchingbrooke School


Excellent levels of attendance are essential at Sixth Form and we expect all of our students to be in school for 100% of their lessons.  If attendance falls below 96%, we will support and challenge the student  through our graduated support system.

We will only authorise absences in a limited number of circumstances and your parent/carer must contact us to let us know of an absence request.  

When you are so poorly that you cannot attend school. (Please ask your parent/carer to ring the absence line 01480375700, press 2, then press 3 or email us  ( on each day of illness before 7.30am)

- if you have a practical driving test;

- if you have a university open day/applicants day; or

- if you have a hospital or dental appointment that cannot be moved.

For each of the planned absences above, we may ask for evidence to support your request. 

Each time you are away, you must let your teachers and find out what work you have missed in your absence. 

Routine medical appointments must be taken outside school hours and students must NOT take paid employment during their school day.

Driving lessons may be taken during the school day, but only during non-contact periods.