Reporting a student absence

We expect all students to attend all lessons (including Tutorials, PSHE and Enrichment sessions). Students, however, may leave College when they are free: they can also relax in the student common room areas on any of our campuses.

If students leave the school site they will need to sign out using the QR code system in place.

Holiday during term time

Student holiday during term time is not permitted at Futura Sixth. Therefore, policy for all students is in line with schools, and no holiday can be authorised in term time and there could be a charge for taking a student out during term time.

It is a requirement for parents/carers to obtain the permission of the Principal of the student’s home school before removing their student from college in order to take any leave/holiday in term time.

Please complete the planned absence form on the students home centre Insight portal to request a holiday.

Un-planned absence

If students absences are not planned (i.e. Unwell, Emergency Doctors Appointment), then absences should be reported ideally by 9am each day of the absence.

Please sign in to the students home centre Insight portal to take you to the Unplanned Absence Reporting Form, which must be completed and submitted. It can be completed online from a PC or mobile phone.

If you are unable to complete the form online, please call the number of the students home school below it is important that the details beneath are provided when reporting an absence over the phone.

SBL Academy – 01779 456 5900

IKB Academy – 0117 916 1025

Wellsway School – 0117 986 4751

Planned absence

If a student’s absence is known about in advance (i.e. University Open Day, Hospital Appointment), then the student needs to report it online using the students home centre Insight portal to request the planned absence, before the absence takes place, evidence can be uploaded on this form.

Parent/Carers can also report planned absences by telephoning the students home school.

SBL Academy – 01779 456 5900

IKB Academy – 0117 916 1025

Wellsway School – 0117 986 4751