Attendance

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY SON OR DAUGHTER IS GOING TO BE ABSENT?

Attendance is a key component of your son or daughter’s ability to succeed and reach their full potential whilst studying with the College. All courses have been designed so that students acquire knowledge, information and experience, in classroom or workshop environments, so attending all classes is vital.

There is significant academic research which shows that attendance directly affects the grades that learners achieve, therefore BCA expects all students to achieve 94% attendance during one academic year. Students should not arrange routine doctor or dentist appointments or driving lessons when they should be attending classes, and holidays must not be taken in term time.

Please encourage your son or daughter to attend all lessons, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Students can report their absence by text message. Text the word ‘ABSENT‘ to 07950 081234 along with the following information:

  • The word ‘ABSENT’
  • Your student ID number
  • Your name
  • The reason for the absence

For more information, please click on the Conduct, Attendance and Registers and/or Absence Policy and Procedure links below.

Download: Conduct, Attendance and Registers Policy

Download: Absence Policy and Procedure