Maintaining a high level of attendance is extremely important. Students who attend well are able to get very the most out of their time at school both academically and socially. We understand that absence is sometimes unavoidable but are committed to do all we can to encourage excellent attendance in partnership with parents and carers. If parents have concerns about attendance, they are encouraged to contact the school at the earliest opportunity. In the first instance, this should be through the tutor or Year Learning Manager.

If a student's attendance drops below 95%, the school will contact parents/carers to express concern and decide whether further intervention is necessary.

Keeping the school informed

To inform the school's Attendance Officer regarding absence or lateness, please contact her directly by email at:  or send a free text message to 01249 400019.

You can also phone the absence line on 01249 713284 

Messages can also be sent using a smartphone or tablet through the  School Gateway 'app'' available from the School Gateway website.

School Gateway Website

Monitoring attendance

Our attendance officer will contact home in the case of unexplained absence and the school regularly monitors patterns of attendance in consultation with the Educational Welfare Service. Please note that a figure that drops below 90% is defined by the Government  as ''persistent absence'' and may give rise to further investigation if no acceptable reason is forthcoming.

Corsham School's designated Educational Welfare Officer is Maxine Garner.who can be contacted at the school or by email at