ATTENDANCE

We pride ourselves on having a good and always improving attendance record.

We encourage regular attendance by:

  • Providing a caring and welcoming learning environment
  • Learning that is fun so that children will not want to miss it.
  • Responding promptly to a child’s or parent’s concerns about the academy or other pupils.
  • Marking registers accurately and punctually during morning and afternoon registration.
  • Publishing and displaying attendance statistics.
  • Celebrating good and improved attendance.
  • Monitoring pupils, informing parents/carers in writing of irregular attendance, arranging meetings with them if necessary.

We expect that you will:

  • ALWAYS encourage regular academy attendance and be aware of your legal responsibilities.
  • ALWAYS ensure that your child arrives at the academy punctually and fully prepared for the academy day.
  • Ensure that you contact the academy whenever your child is unwell and unable to attend the academy.
  • Contact the school by 9.15am on the first day of your child’s absence and telephone every day thereafter unless your child has a doctor’s certificate.
  • Contact us promptly whenever any problem occurs that may keep your child away from the academy.

Failure to attend Academy

‘Failure to attend school regularly can have a major impact on young people’s education, their future and their life chances’.

We have a comprehensive Attendance and Absence in Term Time Policy. Absences are strongly discouraged. The policy is available on request at the Academy Office or you can download it from the Policies section.

Penalty notices may be used as a deterrent to prevent a pattern of unauthorised absences developing.

Our improving attendance

We are making good progress on improving our overall attendance record. We still have room to improve but thank you to everyone for helping improve this area of school performance over the past few years.

  • Our attendance for 2017/2018 95.9%
  • Our attendance for 2016/2017 95.7%
  • Our attendance for 2015/2016 96.1%