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    Reception Desk Opening Hours

    Term Time
    Monday – Thursday 8am – 9pm
    Friday 8am – 4.30pm

    Non Term Time
    Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

    Student Absence Reporting

    If you are ill and cannot attend, your parent/carer must contact the college before the start of your first lesson on EACH day you are absent. You can do this by one of the following methods:

    • Phone 023 9234 4377 If your parent is asked to leave a message, please speak clearly and leave student name, date of birth and the reason for absence.
    • Email Your parent must email with the subject of the email being ‘Absent’ followed by your network username and then give your name and reason for absence.

    Taking a Holiday During Term Time

    Excellent attendance is crucial to be successful at College. Students who have and maintain an attendance level of over 95% are more likely to achieve above their national expected grades than those who have attendance levels below this. Taking time out of college during term time for a holiday has a detrimental impact on learning and progress. The college therefore does not authorise absences during term time for the purpose of a holiday.

    For unauthorised absence requests, please follow the procedure below:

    • If you are under 19, a request must be made in writing to the Deputy Principal, Frances Mullen, by your Parent/Carer.
    • If you are over 19 you must apply in writing to the Deputy Principal, Frances Mullen.

    Where possible, pre-arranged appointments/interviews should be arranged outside of your timetabled sessions.

    Compliments, Complaints or Concerns

    Please do get in touch if you wish to express a compliment, complaint or concern.

    These may be submitted using the contact form below or by emailing the Principal’s PA. Please see our Policy for further information and contact details.


    Portsmouth College
    Tangier Road
    PO3 6PZ

    Telephone 023 9266 7521


    Simon Barrable

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