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FACT: last year, over 250 days in each year group were missed due to medical appointments. 

Due to the increasing number of medical appointments being made during College hours, we now request evidence in the form of an appointment card or appointment letter.  Without evidence all future appointments will automatically be unauthorised. 

Please try and make all appointments outside College hours.


Thank you for your continued support and co-operation.


The Attendance Team


We had another successful Be In to Win day on 19 May. We improved our attendance from last summer’s census day, 96.7% of all students were in College on this day.  As well as so many of our students, we also had a visit to Thorpe Campus by Lydia Lucy from BBC’s The Voice, who performed during lunch breaks and posed for selfies with a long line of students and staff! 

The winners of the Kindle Fires were Chloe Lucas Year 7, Daniella O’Leary Year 8, Ryan Noakes Year 9, Ellis Hammatt Year 10 and Laura Milham Year 11. 

Well done to 7LMp, 8GRa, 9NIs, 10CLa and 11CTo who all demolished a pile of bacon rolls in celebration of having the best attendance in the lead up to Be In to Win day. 

To make it a bit more competitive, we changed the rules slightly, so that the ADoL whose year group had the most improved attendance would get ‘pied’ this time around, as Year 7 kept having the best attendance.  Poor Miss Mansfield expected to be safe, unfortunately for her, Year 7 managed to secure their win once again! 

So far this academic year, we have maintained the improvement in attendance achieved by all students over the last few years. However, we hope to improve on this even more. 

Attending regularly helps children feel better about College and themselves. We can see the evidence that getting to College on time, every day is important. Excellent attendance is crucial in ensuring that children do well in their GCSE’s, further education and at work. 

It is important that parents set the expectation that their children will be in College every day.  Parents can make it easier for their child to attend by having a positive attitude to learning and education.  Help your child get into a routine for getting ready for   College in the mornings.  Talk about the positives of the College environment, including friends, favourite subjects and favourite teachers.  Talk about their long term goals and dreams and how College can help them to achieve this. 

It is very important that all Doctor’s, Dentist and Hospital appointments are taken outside of College hours.  We appreciate that sometimes these may be urgent or unavoidable, in these cases we would expect students to be in College before or after these appointments, unless of course they are too unwell.  For any appointment during the College day, we require a copy of the     appointment card or letter, for the absence to be authorised.  If the appointment was arranged over the telephone please request an appointment slip before you leave the Surgery. 

Remember you have to attend to achieve. 

The Attendance Team

Working together to support attendance – Attend and Achieve

At TTC excellent attendance and punctuality is our aim for every student. Full attendance maximises learning opportunities and parents/carers have a vital role in promoting good attitudes in attendance. We ask for support from parents/carers to ensure that their children are present at every opportunity, arrive on time and avoid allowing children to stay at home unnecessarily or taking them out of school without authorisation. Evidence shows that students who attend College regularly make better progress both academically and socially.

We monitor student's attendance closely and will follow up unexplained absence with parents/carers, by telephone or by letter. Where a student's attendance record reaches a concerning level, we will contact you to discuss ways in which we can support you and your child.

We expect all students to aim for 100% attendance.  Every lesson counts and it is this commitment to learning that will have a positive effect on student's examinations and their futures.

The attached leaflets on ‘College Attendance’ and ‘Leave of Absence During Term Time’ should answer any questions you may have.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or to discuss any concerns.

Who should I call if my child it too unwell to attend?

Please call the appropriate number as listed below and state your child's name, tutor group, who is calling and the specific reason for absence.

Call every day that your child is sick

Thorpe Campus Absence line

01255 862737

Frinton Campus Absence line

01255 682009

Sixth Form Absence line (DO NOT SEND TEXTS)

07946 168834

College Term and Holiday Dates

College Attendance Policy

Punctuality Policy

College Attendance leaflet

Attendance News Articles

  • Be In To Win Day - October 2015 Congratulations to Charles Willis, Emily Rouse, Lachlan Carpenter, Alex Crolla and Gemma Coley who were the lucky winners of the Kindle Fires.We had lots going on throughout the day ...
    Posted 22 Oct 2015, 07:27 by
  • Attendance Week - 31 March to 4 April TTC works hard with students and parents to improve school attendance. To put the ‘spotlight’ on this and to help us improve and promote pupil attendance, Monday 31 March - Friday ...
    Posted 26 Feb 2014, 06:52 by
  • College Attendance and Further Education Some Year 11 students have applied and attended admission meetings at Colchester Institute and other training providers across the County. The College has received  positive feedback from students about their ...
    Posted 26 Feb 2014, 06:50 by
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