City of Norwich School

Attendance and Absence

Attendance at school and legal intervention

Please contact your child’s House Team if you have an absence request or any questions regarding the above. 


If your child is ill, you must call the absence line by 8:30 in the morning on each day of absence.  The telephone number is 01603 454015 or alternatively, you can email

Any student who is absent from school at the morning or afternoon registration period must have their absence recorded as being authorised, unauthorised, or as an approve educational activity (attendance out of school.) Only the Headteacher or a member of staff acting on their behalf can authorise absence.


Morning registration takes place at 8.35am.  All students are expected to be in form for the start of registration. Lateness before 9am will be recorded as Late and addressed by the Assistant Headteacher and House Leader. Detentions will be set for those who are late to Form time. Lateness after 9am will be coded as an unauthorised absence for the morning session unless there is an acceptable reason given.  The afternoon session of attendance will be recorded at the start of the 5th period of the day. Lates will be recorded if a student is not present in their classroom after lunchtime for the start of the lesson.