The Ashcombe School

Information for Parents

The Parent Handbook – from Surrey County Council

This is a reference book for parents, grandparents and carers of 11 to 19 year olds in Surrey. It includes information and contacts for 30 topics, ranging from alcohol, drugs and substance misuse to young carers.

At the beginning of each topic you'll find a list of useful contacts. These were correct when the handbook was printed in March 2014.

Go to: Surrey CC - The Parent Handbook

Informing us when your child is unwell

Parents need to ring the absence phone number which is 01306 887661 to report the absence.

This call should be made as early as possible in the morning.

Students who are absent for 5 days or more will require a note from their doctor

Please contact the relevant Head of Year if your child is going to be absent for a prolonged period.

Find Heads of Year and other key staff here

Leave of absence in exceptional circumstances

Application Form

Supporting children who self-harm

What can friends and family do to help?

This section is for friends and family who want to support someone they know who self-harms. There are lots of things that you can do to make a difference to someone you know who self-harms. Your attitude and how you relate to them is one of the key things that can help them feel supported. The following links are for professional organisations that can support young people who self-harm. They also offer advice to parents.

Mind

National Self Harm Network

Young Minds

Counselling directory

Surrey Young Carers

Surrey Young Carers is an organisation to support young people who care for relatives.

Click here for further information