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 absence

Alternatively you can call 01628 824444 before 10.30am to report their absence. You must be prepared to leave their student ID number, full name and reason for absence when making the call.

For more information, please click on the Attendance Policy link below.

Download: Conduct, Attendance and Registers Policy