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Attendance and Punctuality


Attendance should be a priority for all our students and their parents/carers. A strong attendance rate will serve as an advantage in the future when you apply to jobs, universities, or other pathways. However, we understand that unavoidable circumstances can sometimes occur. In these cases, please inform the college as soon as possible.

Planned Absences

Planned absences can occur due to medical appointments, driving tests, family funerals, or trips abroad. Prior to the planned absence, we ask you to visit your Personal Progress Tutor with any evidence you can provide in hand. You will be advised as to whether your absence will be classed as permitted or unauthorised and given any necessary work to catch up on.

Unplanned Absences

In the case of an illness or emergency, please contact the college by emailing absence@jcc.ac.uk before 9:00 a.m. on the day of absence, giving your name and ID number along with your reason for absence. 


If you happen to arrive late to college, you should go straight to class, entering the classroom with minimal disruption to your peers, and you will be marked as late. You should speak to your teacher at the end of the class to explain the reason for your lateness and check that they haven’t marked you as absent. If you are late to class on a regular basis, a discussion will occur with your Personal Progress Tutor, and further action may be taken accordingly.