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Reporting Absences



To report absence from school, please download the Schoolgateway following the instructions below.

If the Schoolgateway prompts you to enter PIN, please click on ‘forgotten password’ and if you experience any further problems please do not hesitate to email with your mobile number. 

To download the App, just search Schoolgateway in your App store and download, it is free.

Apple iPhone users, download the app here:

Android phone users, download the app here:


If you do not have a smart phone, you can also login to the web version via Schoolgateway Login


Your login details will be automatically generated using the contact information Nonsuch already has, so please make sure the details we hold for you are up to date. You can check and change these details by sending an email to


If you have any questions or would like some more information from Schoolgateway, please see the Schoolgateway site here: httpsschoolgat://


To report an absence

Please follow the procedure below so that the submission is received by the Attendance Officer and please send to the school as early as possible and on each day of the absence.  If your child is going to be absent due to an appointment please report giving as much notice as possible.

The procedure to follow within the App is:-

  • Click on your child's name  
  • Click on Reporting 
  • Click on Attendance 
  • Click on 'Advise of Future Absence' - Complete the information

Please note:-

  • Years 7-9 must be collected by a parent/carer
  • Years 10-11 can leave on their own provided you have given written authorisation for this in your communication
  • Please remind your child what time they will need to leave school and that they must make their way to student reception in readiness for that time.
  • They will be required to sign out so that we know they have left the building

Click here to view our school Attendance Policy


  • Sixth Form Students with non-medical requests for absence should complete an online form (see link below) and submit it at least four working days before the date(s) of absence. They should also inform their parents or carers that they have submitted the request.
  • Students are permitted five days non-medical absence during Year 12 and 13. Their attendance must be above 95%.
  • Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis by the Director of Sixth Form and Head of Year


  • Students with medical appointments should ask their parents or carers to contact the school beforehand via SchoolComms in the same way they send messages regarding illness. Please can advance notice be given for appointments when possible.
  • In both cases it is the responsibility of students to contact teachers beforehand to inform them of their absence and find out what work they need to complete.