Attendance Policy

The Home Office requires all students on a course in language schools, colleges and universities to attend 100% of their classes with the minimum of 80%.

If you do not attend at least 80% of your course, you will not be able to get a final certificate or report and may have problems with future visa extension/renewal.

The UKVI will be informed of all students on a Tier 4 Visa whose attendance of their course falls below 80%.

What you need to do is:

If you are sick Call the school before 9:00 for morning classes and 13:00 for afternoon classes.  This will be taken as authorised absence.

If you are sick for 3 days or more, you must bring in a doctor’s note.

If you would like a holiday If you want time off you must ask student services if this can be permitted. This can be arranged with up to 24 hours beforehand.  This will be taken as authorised absence.
If you take time off without notifying us If you do not arrange time off with the school or call in when you are sick, this will be taken as unauthorised absence and your attendance will be affected.

If your attendance starts to fall the following procedures will be followed: (we could get the boxes coloured like the flowchart…)

If your attendance starts to fall close to 80% We will have a friendly word with you to make sure your attendance does not keep dropping
If your attendance falls below 80% (without permission) You will be given a verbal warning.  This will be kept on your record
If your attendance is below 80% and has continued to drop since your verbal warning OR you miss 3 days in a row (without permission) You will be issued a 1st Written Warning and you will be given an appointment to go and see the School Principal to explain your unauthorised absence.  This will be added to your record.
If your attendance is below 80% since your 1st written warning and it has continued to drop OR You will be issued with a 2nd Written Warning and you will be given an appointment to go and
you miss a further 3 days in a row (without permission) see the School Principal to explain your continued unauthorised absence.  This will be added to your record and your agent/parent notified you are on your final warning.  This is your last chance to improve
FINAL WARNING.  If your attendance is below 80% since your 2nd written warning and it has continued to drop OR you have missed 10 days in a row (without permission) You will be issued an Attendance Agreement by the School Principal.  This will explain the terms and conditions of your course and the attendance policy.  If you continue to fail to come to school without permission you will be expelled from the school without refund.
EXPULSION You will be asked to leave the school and we will inform the UKVI and your parent and/or agent.  If you are on a Tier 4 visa, you will be asked to leave the country immediately.