Don't forget to enter your school's closures into SIMS

Use the Y code to report enforced closure i.e. due to severe weather circumstances; this will neutralise the absences affect on your school's attendance rating.


  • Log in to Sims.Net
  • Focus> attendance> exceptional circumstances
  • In the window, click on NEW
  • Then choose the date (s), am and pm etc.
  • Double click on the date from the drop down menu
  • In group type choose who you want the code to apply to. eg. whole school year group, registration group, individual pupil etc.
  • Search and apply

Please note, the Y code cannot be applied through the 'edit mark' function in attendance.


If you have any queries please contact:
Frank Jenkinson, school attendance team leader.

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Last updated: 24 Jan 2022