John Hampden Grammar School

Pupil Absence

Who to contact to report your son’s absence:

Years 7-11: Phone Sue Jefferson on 01494 750422 or


Sixth Form: Phone Amanda Triggs on 01494 750408 or



On the first day of absence please contact the school before 9am by phone or email and state clearly your son’s name, form and the reason for absence and likely return date. If your son is absent for three or more days, please contact us again to update us. On his return to school please phone, email (contact details above) or send a note in with your son who must hand it to his tutor.


Please note that all session attendance enquiries will be addressed by Sue Jefferson or Amanda Triggs. Any lesson attendance enquiries will be directed to the class teacher.


Note that the data on the gateway is live and therefore may be updated by staff during the day.