Attendance and Punctuality


At our academy we promote good attendance to enable pupils to take full advantage of the educational opportunities we offer. Our Attendance Team monitors attendance and punctuality regularly and works closely with families to support good attendance.

What to do if your child is absent from the academy

It is your responsibility to phone on the first day of absence on 01622 754888 leaving your child’s name, class and reason for absence or email   This needs to be done every day by 9.30 am.  If contact is not made with you regarding your child’s absence then we will mark this as an unauthorised absence in the Register and this will be monitored by the school’s Education Welfare Officer.

The following reasons are examples of the kinds of absence that will not be authorised:

  • Absence of siblings if one child is ill
  • Oversleeping
  • Inadequate clothing/uniform
  • Confusion over school dates
  • Medical/dental appointments of more than half a day without very good reasons
  • Child’s/family birthday
  • Shopping trip

Leave of Absence during Term Time

Parents are requested not to take their children on holiday during term time and holidays taken during term time are classed as unauthorised unless prior authorisation has been granted by the Principal.

Attendance for Term 3 (2018)

Group Presents AEA Authorised Absences Unauthorised Absences Possible % Attend
Whole School 91.7 0.4 5.6 2.3 100.0 92.1
Totals 91.7 0.4 5.6 2.3 100.0 92.1