Absence

Unexpected Absence

If your daughter is unexpectedly absent, for example because of illness, emergency dental appointment or bereavement:

  • Please email as early as possible, preferably before 9.00 am to absence@cchs.essex.sch.uk or sixthformattendance@cchs.essex.sch.uk for sixth form students with your daughter’s full name and form with details of the reason for absence.
  • If you are unable to email, please telephone the main school number on 01245 352592 and leave a message on the absence answer phone. Please ensure that your daughter has a letter to hand to her form tutor if you have only been able to leave a telephone message.
  • If the absence continues, please contact the school each day with updated information.

Planned Appointments

If your daughter has a pre-arranged appointment (for example, a medical appointment or music examination) which will result in her missing less than a whole day from school, please send a letter in advance addressed to your daughter’s form tutor or email absence@cchs.essex.sch.uk or sixthformattendance@cchs.essex.sch.uk for sixth form students with your daughter’s full name and form with details of the reason for absence. Students will need to sign in or out of school at the Main Office when they attend appointments during the school day.

Leave of Absence Requests

If you wish to apply for your daughter to miss a whole day or more from school for any reason, please complete and return the Leave of Absence form below at least two weeks in advance of the proposed absence. Please give as much supporting information as possible.  You should be aware that the Headteacher is unable to grant requests for Leave of Absence unless there are “exceptional circumstances” in line with the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations from the Department for Education.

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