GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

Absence Reporting

Report your child's absence here

Impact of missing school / lateness

By the end of the school year, your child's attendance or lateness will mean;

Attendance Number of days absent Missed lessons of learning
100% 0 0
99% 2 10 lessons
98% 4 20 lessons
97% 6 30 lessons
96% 8 40 lessons
95% 10 50 lessons
Minutes late per day Equivalent of missing
5 minutes 3.4 school days a year
10 minutes 6.9 school days a year
15 minutes 10.3 school days a year
20 minutes 13.8 school days a year
30 minutes 20.7 school days a year

Pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.

Once a child is registered in school, attendance is compulsory until the last Friday in June of the academic year in which the child turns 16 (Year 11). It is a parent's legal responsibility to ensure that their child, when of statutory school age, accesses education appropriate to age, needs and ability.

Under the terms of the education related provisions of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act, parent/carer(s) may be issued with a penalty notice of £60 if:

  • you fail to ensure that your child attends school, or other education provision regularly

  • you allow your child to take leave of absence in term time without a school’s authorisation

  • you fail to return your child to school on an agreed date after a leave of absence

  • your child is found out of school, without permission, on two Truancy Sweeps, within the same school year

  • your child persistently arrives late for school after the register is closed.

Family holidays and extended leave during term time

Amendments to the registration regulations, which came into force in September 2013, remove references to family holidays and extended leave as well as the threshold of ten school days.

The amendments make it clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Should a school not agree to grant leave and parents take their child on holiday regardless, this will be counted as unauthorised absence (truancy).

The school and the county attendance officer may consider issuing a penalty fine of £60.