Patchway Community School

Attendance and Holidays

At Olympus Academy Trust we are passionate about attendance because being in school regularly really does matter! 

Building habits of regular attendance ensures that your child enjoys all of the many benefits that school brings, such as, opportunities for learning and making progress, as well as wider personal development opportunities like enjoying different enrichment clubs and sports or creative clubs. 

Making connections everyday with other children and staff also builds belonging, which we believe is an essential component of a healthy, happy child. 

Where any parent or carer has concerns about their child’s attendance, we really want to hear from you so that we can work together to reduce absence from school. We know that for some children, returning to school and the routine of learning has been more difficult- please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Click here to view our attendance policy. 

Reporting Absence

Please let the school know every day your child is absent. You can use a free app, called Studybugs, to report absence. You will need to create an account using the email we have on record for you so we know the absence is being reporting by a parent/guardian. Alternatively you can click on the link at the top of the page. 


If you have any problems accessing or using the app you can still report absence by either calling our reception 01454 862 020 or emailing us at: 

 The School Day

Monday to Friday








Gates open


Registration with tutor groups

(Assemblies also take place on a rotation basis in this slot)


Lesson 1


Lesson 2




Lesson 3


Lesson 4




Lesson 5


Enrichment/P6 for Y11/end of day



Requests for absence during term time will not be granted unless there are exceptional circumstances. The Headteacher will make the final decision as to what constitutes exceptional circumstances. If, due to exceptional circumstances, leave is granted, the Headteacher will determine the number of school days a child can be away from school.

Any requests for holidays must be placed in writing using the holiday request form and students are always expected to complete the work they have missed to make sure they do not fall behind.

request form for authorised absence.pdf

 Click here for information on penalties enforced by South Gloucestershire Local Authority