Absence and mock exams

Working alongside parents and carers to support our pupils’ attendance is a key priority at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School. To support your child during mock exams, we ask you to promote and encourage excellent attendance and inform us of any barriers they may face so that we can work together to address them and minimise any anxiety they may experience.

We know that parents and carers sometimes worry about their children’s mental health. It is important to remember that mild anxiety, whilst a difficult emotion, is normal. In many instances, non-attendance at school only exacerbates anxiety, as pupils miss lessons and opportunities to access support.

Good attendance during the mock exams is incredibly important. Mock exams allow your child to prepare for their real exams in the summer and provide an opportunity for teachers to feed back, identify subject areas which require more focus and revision and identify areas for support.

It is important to us that all pupils feel happy and supported when attending school and we are keen to work with you to ensure your child feels this way.

We are here to discuss avenues for support. Please email enquiry@decschool.co.uk with the subject – ‘For the attention of X – Head of House for X – Attendance’ if there is anything we can do to support your child.  

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