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The Charter School

East Dulwich

Absence – How to Report

Key Stage 3 and 4 (Yr groups 7 to 11).

Please contact the school on 020 3873 2290 before 8.00am to report a student’s absence from school.

Select the student absence line option and inform the school of your child’s name, tutor group, reason for absence and when you expect them to return to school. Please note that you must contact the school each day of absence.

You can also email with your child's name, tutor group and reason for absence.

Please note that absences due to a family trip or holiday during term time will not be authorised, please contact the school if there are extenuating circumstances. 

Any student with a sickness absence of more than 4 days within a short period must provide a doctor's note.

Sixth Form (Yr groups 12 to 13).

For Sixth Form absence, please inform via email at:

or by telephone (Sixth Form only) after 8am on: 020 3873 2290 - please press for ext 3043# for Sixth Form.

Authorisation is required for each day of absence. 

Please do not use the attendance@ email address as this is for the lower school and it can take longer to reach the attendance team in the Sixth Form. 

If possible, please do not leave voicemail messages on the lower school absence line (answerphone) - if it relates to Sixth Form student absence, but call after 8am pressing ext 3043#.