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SGS Sixth

report an Absence

All students should be attending SGS Sixth regularly, should you need to report an absence you can do so here. Students or Parents/Carers are required to report all absences be it authorised or unauthorised to SGS Sixth for safeguarding purposes.

What if I have more questions?

SGS Sixth Form are here to answer all your questions. If you would like to find out more please Contact us or visit our Meet The Team section.

Reporting an early leave

If you are attending college and need to leave early for any reason, please contact your tutor and teacher in the first instance.

Absence information for SGS Sixth

All students are required to have high levels of attendance. If you have poor attendance this will be investigated. We do, however, understand that occasionally students do need to be absent from college. On these occasions it is important that you let us know the reason for the absence and that you contact your teachers to complete the work you missed before the next lesson.


Students or Parents/Carers are required to report all absences be it authorised or unauthorised to SGS Sixth for safeguarding purposes. Absences should be reported each day, preferably before 9am or in advance if the absence is known about.

If you are receiving a college bursary, you should be aware that an absence regardless of if authorised or unauthorised could have an effect on future upcoming payments.

What is an authorised absence?

It is important that you contact us as soon as possible if you are going to be absent from college. Examples of an authorised absence is when you have told us you are unwell, have a funeral to attend, need to attend a university open day, have an orthodontist, doctor's or hospital appointment or have a driving or theory test booked. Whilst we encourage appointments to be booked outside of college time as much as possible, we recognise that this is sometimes difficult. Students are required to fill in the authorised absence form, provide evidence of the absence and make sure they make arrangements to catch up with their work. kk

What is a unauthorised absence?

Absences will be classed as unauthorised in the following circumstances: Missing college for a holiday, birthday or to visit / look after family. Students still need to let us know about these absences so that we know where you are. Students may use a free period if this is not possible. An Unauthorised Absence Form must still be completed.

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