If your child is absent please try to inform the school before the start of the school day by calling 01392 204082, and selecting Attendance Office, or by email attendance@iscaexeter.co.uk, mark your email: Absence, date, name of child

If your child is missing from morning registration you will receive a call from our automated attendance software, Iris, which will request a reason for your child’s absence. Please ensure that we are given changes to mobile phone and email addresses so that you receive these important communications.

We believe that if scholars are to benefit from education, good attendance is crucial. As a school we do all we can to ensure maximum attendance for all scholars. 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 scholars.

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 scholar’s attendance, we will strive in partnership with parents and scholars to resolve those problems as quickly and efficiently as possible and aim to return the scholar 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

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 contact your child’s Head of Year,  on 01392 204082 or email adminoffice@iscaexeter.co.uk