Attendance Code Y

I need to enter attendance code Y in SIMS but the code is not available for me to select.

Code Y is used to indicate where a pupil is unable to attend school because:

  • The School site, or part of it, is closed due to an unavoidable cause
  • The transport provided by the school or local authority is not available and where the pupils home is not within walking distance; or
  • A local or national emergency has resulted in a widespread disruption to travel which has prevented the pupil from attending school.

Entering Attendance Code Y


To enter a code Y in SIMS .net attendance you need to:

  1. Open SIMS .net
  2. Go to Focus > Attendance > Exceptional Circumstances*.
  3. Click new.
  4. Enter the date range you require.
  5. Select the appropriate Group Type (e.g. Whole School if the whole school was closed or Individual pupil / Reg Group / Year Group if this was a partial closure).
  6. Click Search, if appropriate select the individual students / groups.
  7. Choose the Y code in the Code selection box.
  8. Add an appropriate description and then click apply.

*If your school has purchased Lesson Monitor then the path in step 1 will be Focus > Lesson Monitor > Exceptional Circumstances.

Reviewed 27/7/20

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