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13/07/19

Year 7 student Rosie took part in a charity event run by Heritage2Health, helping enable people with any kind of disability to enjoy activities in an outdoor area. https://t.co/Fw2wAALNYR

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12/07/19

Keisha De Gouveia, 9MTO and her cheerleading team, Altitude Cheer, took part in the ‘Future Cheer Internationals Competition’ in Bournemouth last weekend. https://t.co/MRdLLwoPm1

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12/07/19

Year 7 have enjoyed enquiry fieldwork on site this week using our new measuring and recording equipment, many thanks to the families who contributed to these. https://t.co/5BYOAukUz3

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11/07/19

Retweetd From Bishop Perrin School

Year 5 went to on Monday to take part in some secondary school taster sessions: drama, science, trampolining and rock climbing! The children had a great time - thank you Twickenham School! 10/7/19 https://t.co/yTIZUnltM4

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11/07/19

More pics from Sports Day https://t.co/TL6iSLBjVs

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11/07/19

Lee Harvey Robinson, founder of Boundless Dance, delivered a workshop to Year 10 dancers focusing on challenging contemporary movement. https://t.co/bhexG3EEXO

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10/07/19

Thursday night saw our young performers in their element as we shared our annual Summer Showcase with friends and family. https://t.co/BWK75hGzKI

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09/07/19

Students are now on their way home after an action packed tour of the battlefield of Ypres in Belgium. https://t.co/ZZ3eKWdZCQ

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09/07/19

Year 5 students from Nelson School came to sample life at Twickenham School. Four classes of students were led by our Year 7 buddies into a variety of exciting classes. https://t.co/AcKXh13dJp

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08/07/19

We were incredibly impressed by the maturity and enthusiasm of our Year 7 buddies who supported primary students on our transition day and individually took each Year 6 student on a tour of the school. https://t.co/tss98KFeer

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04/07/19

Myriam Tonella attended the German Teacher Awards with the Mayor of Richmond at the German Ambassadors house in Belgravia. https://t.co/G0j27Evmk3

02/07/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Induction Evening, great evening as always and lovely to meet so many new parents over a glass of wine! Excellent presentation by Ms Ruse , delivered from the heart.

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01/07/19

Retweetd From Esher College

Coming to our Y10 Open Evening on Monday? Read some of the most common questions we get asked by Y10 and Y11 students thinking about . https://t.co/QwtagwLp3V https://t.co/2Nf7Z8j2h2

25/06/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Excellent! PGL trips were always brilliant, fondly remembered by some ex-Trafalgar now rather tall lads!! Hope they are having a great time. https://t.co/OIQWzTi8Fk

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24/06/19

Sir David Attenborough’s campaign through the Blue Planet programme to change attitudes to plastics has had a lasting effect across the world. Twickenham School fully supports this campaign. https://t.co/OKl6cZhr9u

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22/06/19

Budding Twickenham cricketers travelled to the ‘Home of Cricket’ for this year’s cricket World Cup final, Lord’s Cricket Ground. Middlesex CCC were taking on Sussex CCC in the County Championships. https://t.co/2beVpqWDr4

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21/06/19

This week in Science Club we created our banner for our trip to The National Physics Laboratory (NPL), after being entered into the Annual NPL water rocket challenge. https://t.co/zqaTrJn3RD

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20/06/19

The Twickenham School Singers are going from strength to strength having performed at every assembly last week showcasing our Performing Arts department, and are now preparing to perform at the at the end of the month. https://t.co/je0ZYi6RtK

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19/06/19

Retweetd From Esher College

A big welcome to the Year 10 students from who joined us today for our Media Workshop. Students spent the day at learning how to make their own mini films https://t.co/Ng7jQPWFpJ

19/06/19

Retweetd From TwickSch PTA

Amazing £1650 profit raised in our Quiz last week! Thank u to all who came and had fun & to all our gr8t local businesses who donated raffle gifts!

Attendance and Punctuality

Twickenham School is committed to working with families and other agencies to ensure that all students attend school regularly.

I would like to thank families for your support with school attendance. Our improved attendance figure is partly due to a reduction in requests for term time holidays. You are no doubt aware that changes to legislation mean that schools can no longer authorise absences for term time holidays or occasional family events except in very exceptional circumstances.

If you do need to make a request in exceptional circumstances please address these to the Headteacher.

We expect students to attend school every day and arrive on time. Students should be in school at least five minutes before registration time is due to begin at 8.30am.

Absence from School

If you know in advance that your child is going to be absent, please notify the school in writing. Letters should be addressed to your child’s Head of Year.

Where possible, you should try to take dental, medical and other appointments for your child outside the school day.

On the first day of any absence, and before 9.00am, you should notify the school of your child's absence on telephone number 020 8894 4503 and where possible, you should indicate how long the absence is expected to be. If your child's absence lasts longer than five school days, please inform the school of your child's progress and likely date of return, if known.

If your child is not present in school and the school has received no notification from you regarding the absence by 10.00am, school staff will contact you using the contact details you have provided to the school. This will be via the automated message system. If the school cannot contact you to confirm the whereabouts of your child, the Headteacher may ask the school's Attendance and Welfare Officer to call at your home.

It is extremely important that you inform the school of any changes in your contact details.

We will regularly check for any unexplained absences and may write to you for an explanation if there are any outstanding absences. In this way, you will be kept informed of any incidences of absence about which you might otherwise be unaware.

Please read the full school policy on attendance which can be found below.

For advice on your child’s illness and whether they require time off school please see below:

What is wrong with me? How long do I need to be off school for?  Shall I go to the doctors?  Do I need to inform the school? 
Sickness and diarrhoea  48 hours from last episode If you have other medical issues  Yes - can be easily spread 
Chicken pox  Until all spots/lesions have crusted over  Yes - doctor will need to provide confirmation of illness  Yes - can be harmful to pregnant women 
Cold sore  None  Treatment available from pharmacy  No
German measles  Four days from onset of rash  Yes - doctor will need to provide confirmation of illness  Yes 
Hand, foot and mouth  None  Not unless unwell with other symptoms  Yes 
Impetigo  Until lesions have crusted or 48hrs after starting antibiotic treatment  Yes - seek pharmacy advice if unable to get hold of GP  Yes 
Measles  Four days after rash  Yes confirm with doctor - preventable with MMR Jab  Yes 
Ringworm  Not normally required - keep covered  Seek advice from pharmacy  No
Scabies  Child can return after first treatment  Yes  Yes 
Scarlet fever  Child can return 24hrs after starting treatment  Yes  Yes - risk to pregnant women 
Slapped cheek / parvovirus B19  None once rash has developed, unless unwell with it  No unless other symptoms have developed  Yes - risk to pregnant women 
Shingles  None if shingles can be covered but lesions must be crusted before returning to school on exposed skin  Advised to seek confirmation from doctor  Yes - risk to pregnant women 
Flu (influenza)  Until recovered  If other medical conditions present and symptoms not improving within 5 days No 
Conjunctivitis  None  Treatment available from pharmacy  No 
Glandular Fever  None  To be confirmed by blood test  No 
Head Lice  None - treatment only recommended with live lice  Advise available through Pharmacy  Yes
Meningococcal meningitis / septicaemia  Until recovered  Yes urgent attention required  Yes - risk to vulnerable staff and children 
Meningitis viral  Until recovered  Yes Yes - risk to vulnerable staff and children 
MRSA  None  Yes - will need treatment  No 
Mumps  Exclude child for five days after onset of swelling  Yes - will need treatment  Yes - risk to vulnerable staff and children 
Tonsillitis  None  Yes if bacterial, no if viral  No