Parents are encouraged to discuss any severe problems that affect or will affect a pupil’s attendance with their Form Tutor and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
For requests of absence due to extenuating circumstances, a Request of Leave form should be completed and returned to the school. The head teacher will review all requests on an individual basis.
Medical, Dental or other appointments should not be made during school time where possible.
The school does not and will not approve the removal of a pupil from school so the family can take a holiday during term time. It will however consider any emergency travel required to a native country or for the annual pilgrimage (Hajj only)
If your child is unable to attend school, you must call the school office and inform us by 9am.
Parents must call the school office on the First Day of Absence, giving the reason and probable length of absence. On the pupil’s return to school, a signed letter confirming the absence must be given to form tutors. Without this, the absence remains unauthorised.
RIA sets high standards for attendance and punctuality. Students must leave home early to arrive on time, thus avoiding any unexpected problems with buses and traffic.
Pupils should arrive at school by 8:45 am. They are considered late if they are not in their form rooms at 9.00am. Late students MUST report to reception before proceeding to class.
Please see the attendance policy below.