At Greenvale we take attendance very seriously. In order to maximise the progress your student can achieve it is important that they attend school as much as they possibly can. We positively encourage good attendance and hence we give out attendance certificates for good attenders in the end of term assembly.

However we understand that our young people are occasionally unwell or have to attend appointments. If your son/daughter is unwell or has an appointment and will not be attending Greenvale, please call the main school number 0208 465 0740 as soon as possible. Messages can be left on the school answer phone in the event of being unable to speak to Office staff directly. Where a phone call has not been received, Office staff will call you on the numbers you have provided, to ascertain the reason for absence.

Lewisham council requires a termly absence return to be sent to their Attendance and Welfare department, with reasons for absence.


Schools are only able to authorise holidays taken in school time under special circumstances. However, our governors have recently agreed that students can be permitted to take a total of two weeks authorised holiday in term time, in any two year period. This decision was made to acknowledge the difficulties our families can experience when taking a holiday during the busiest holiday seasons. Any other holidays cannot be authorised.