The Cottesloe School
Headteacher: Andrew McBurnie
Wing, Leighton Buzzard
Telephone: 01296 688 264
Parents must telephone before 9am on each day of absence
Student Absence Line: 01296 689720
Absence Line for staff only: 01296 689709
Fax: 01296 681 729
Office hours: 8am- 4pm, Monday to Friday
When calling the school, if you get the answer phone, it may be that the phone is busy or the office is closed. Please leave your message on the answer machine and we will get back to you as soon as we are able. Unless it is urgent we cannot disrupt a class to pass on messages.
We welcome contact by parents/carers given that it forms an important part in the home school partnership, which is so vital in supporting students in their learning development. Please be aware however, when calling to speak to teaching staff that they have teaching commitments throughout the day and may not be able to get back to you straight away, but will always endeavour to call you back within 24 hours. We will do our best, but forgotten lunches/PE kit/homework can only be passed on if time allows.
If your child is unable to attend school, please call our absence line: 01296 689720 before 9am. Leave a clear message giving your child's name, form and reason for absence. Alternatively send an email with all details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event that the School has to close unexpectedly, we will email parents and carers via the ParentPay system. Additionally, school closures are shown on the BucksCC and School websites, and radio announcements are made on Mix 96 and BBC Three Counties Radio. Please do not telephone the school to enquire if the school is open or closed.