Less than 95% attendance is enough to drop an attainment level/GCSE grade.
Full attendance is critical if you are to make the best use of your opportunities. Research shows that missing lessons has a seriously detrimental effect on your achievements.
All students have their attendance monitored rigorously and where necessary we invite parents/carers in to offer support and discuss any issues. Please support the Academy by sending your child in whenever possible.
Call 01708 865180, select option 1 (attendance) each day of absence and leave the following information:
Authorised absence can only be given for:
Authorised absence cannot be given for:
If your child is going to be late, please ensure that you contact the academy every morning leaving a message for the Attendance Team with your child’s name, tutor group, and a detailed reason for your child’s lateness.
School day starts promptly at 8:30 am. Any student arriving after 8:30 am are expected to sign in via at the sports hall entrance or reception. Any student arriving late to tutor time will be given a late mark. Compulsory punctuality detentions will be held if your child is late to school or late to tutor time.
Holidays taken during term time will be recorded as an unauthorised absence, with the exception of unforeseen circumstances, which will be reviewed.
Wherever possible please make medical or dental appointments outside of normal school hours. If you would like further information please contact the attendance team.
When students are absent and no contact is made with the school, the Attendance Ambassadors will make a home visit.
100% attendance will earn students certificates and other rewards.