Attendance & Absence

Mayville High School recognises the importance of excellent attendance and punctuality so that pupils can maximise their achievement in school and can be well-prepared for the demands of the next stage of their education.

Expected level of attendance is 90-100%.

Absence Procedures

The school requests that wherever possible parents and guardians avoid taking their child out of school for non-urgent medical and dental appointments.

If a child is absent parents should:

  • Telephone the school as soon as possible, preferably before 09.00am, on the first day of absence, stating the reason for the absence. This can be done by calling the school on 02392 734 847 (then following the automated message if calling outside of school hours). 
  • Provide evidence in the form of appointment cards, prescriptions or referral letters.

If a child is absent we will:

  • Telephone/text or email parents on the first day of absence if we have received no reason for absence.


Morning registration takes place at 8:40am. All pupils are expected to be in their tutor base or classroom for the start of registration. Due to the distances that some pupils have to travel allowances are made for heavy traffic conditions or other transport problems.