Regular attendance is essential to ensure uninterrupted progress and to enable children to exceed their potential.
Lateness also impacts on your child's attendance.
We expect all children to arrive at the Academy on time every day and maintain the highest possible levels of attendance throughout the year. Our whole Academy target is 96.5% which equates to no more than 7 days of absence each school year.
Attendance records are monitored daily by the Attendance Lead Mrs Shepherd, the Academy will call home to establish the reason for any absence. If your child is not attending school without a good reason you will be invited in to discuss the problem, develop a support plan and we would work with you to resolve any issues you may be experiencing. Home visits will be made every day to nearly 50% of absences.
If your child is absent from the Academy please inform Mrs Shepherd by telephoning the school office before 9.00am on each day of absence.
Term time holidays cannot be authorised and will be classed as an unauthorised absence on the register. In line with the council Penalty Notices will be issued for holidays taken during term time.
Arriving late after registers have closed is also classed as an absence and will be recorded as unauthorised in the register.
The Academy Attendance officer will inform you if you children's attendance is below National via letter each term to allow you to reassess and discuss any action necessary with the Academy going forward.