Absence Line

Trinity Academy, Craighall Avenue, Edinburgh, EH6 4RT

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Ring this number if your child is going to be absent

0131 478 5050 (Option 1)

Absence Line

As you may know, we operate an absence enquiry system.  The reason for doing this is to ensure that we know why pupils are absent and so that we can alert you if your child has not registered.  This is part of our commitment to pupil safety and raising attainment.  The Absence Call system will only make contact with you if your child has not registered and you have not been in touch with us to let us know why.


To make it easier for you to get in touch with us, we have set up a direct line for you to use if your child will not be in school.  The Absence Line has a 24 hour answering service so that you can ring any time.  The answering service will ask you for:


• Your child's name

• Your child's class

• The reason for their absence

• Who is making the call


Please ensure that you let us know by 8:30am if your child will be absent. As usual, your child should bring a note on return, confirming the period of absence and the reason.


All pupils should be aware that if they do not arrive at school in time to attend their register class, they must sign in at the school office.  This will ensure that we are aware of their arrival and should also reduce the instance of calls going out to parents, which we understand can cause unnecessary concern.


We will always, in the interests of pupil safety, follow up unexplained absences.  Please help us to help you by using the Absence Line and by reinforcing the late sign in procedure with your child.  

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