The Kemnal Academies Trust is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South and East of England with 45 Special, Primary, Secondary and All Through Academies in the TKAT Family.

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Hylands School values punctuality and good attendance very highly. Like all schools, we expect students to attend 100% of the time. Where this is not possible due to illness or other circumstances, please refer to the details and downloads below.

Student Absence

If a pupil is not fit to be in school, the school requires the parent/carer to telephone the school before 9 am, giving the reason for the absence and when you expect your child to return to school.

If the student continues to be absent, we need to be notified on a daily basis.  The telephone system allows callers to leave a message at any time.

Please note if your child has been absent for more than three days you will be asked for evidence that your child is unfit for school. It is at the school’s discretion what constitutes evidence.  Please see public health guide below.

Please address all letters or emails regarding illness for the attention of the:


Leave of absence during term time

Taking a leave of absence during term time will only be authorised under exceptional circumstances in accordance with the Education (Pupil Registration) (England)  (Amendment) Regulations 2013. Furthermore, this is at the discretion of the headteacher.  Please provide a covering letter explaining why you would like your child to have a leave of absence during term time and attach it to the application form for the attention of the attendance officer.

Late Students

All students arriving after 8:30 am should sign in at student reception. Students who are late will be expected to attend a detention, and further sanctions will be applied if lateness continues. 

Medical Appointments

Where possible, we would ask that these appointments are made outside school hours.

Medical and dental appointments are only authorised if medical evidence has been provided, for example: appointment cards. If medical evidence has not been provided, the appointment will be unauthorised.

Please address all letters and emails regarding appointments for the attention of the attendance officer or email

Attendance Policy