If your child is absent please try to inform the school before the start of the school day, either by calling 01392 204082, and selecting Attendance Office, or email attendance@iscaexeter.co.uk, mark your email: Absence, date, name of child
You can also message us through the Groupcall Xpressions app.

If your child is missing from morning registration you will receive a text from our Attendance Officer. Please ensure that we are given changes to mobile phone and email addresses so that you receive these important communications.

We believe that if students are to benefit from education, good attendance is crucial. As a school we do all we can to ensure maximum attendance for all students. Any problems that prevent full attendance will be identified and addressed as speedily as possible.

We actively promote and encourage 100 per cent attendance for all our students.

We recognise that parents have a vital role to play and that there is a need to establish strong home-school links and communication systems that can be utilised whenever there is concern about attendance.

If there are problems which affect a student’s attendance, we will strive in partnership with parents and students to resolve those problems as quickly and efficiently as possible and aim to return the student to full attendance.

Please see the downloadable documents below for a copy of the Isca Academy Attendance Policy and information regarding holidays during term time.

Attendance Policy

2021-2022 Attendance and Avoidable Absence (Term Time)

Devon County Council Absence Request Form (Word version)
Devon County Council Absence Request Form (PDF version)




School anxiety and refusal

If your child is anxious about going to school, or refusing to go to school at all, read our tips and advice on how you can support them and work with us.
Click on the links to open the help sheets.





If you are struggling to get your child into school, please call Sarah Wrightson, Attendance Welfare Support Co-Ordinator on 01392 204082 or email swrightson@iscaexeter.co.uk

Sarah has also recorded two videos with more information about helping students with attendance issues and school anxiety or refusal.