At Berwick Middle we operate a first day absence reporting system. We would appreciate your help with this, if your child is going to be absent from school please contact the school office before 9:30am to let us know the reason why. You can report an absence by telephone or email, telephone 01289 306140 or email We also request that you inform school each subsequent day that your child is absent from school until their return.

Your child’s absence is a safeguarding issue until we have confirmation of why they are absent.

Attendance is monitored in school and also by the Local Authority. Satisfactory attendance is classed as 96% over the school year. If your child’s attendance falls below this figure, then you may be contacted by an Attendance Welfare Officer employed by Northumberland County Council.

Each week we encourage good attendance, class attendances are announced in assembly and certificates are awarded for full attendance at the end of each term.