Good attendance is at the core of our principles and we work hard to support students in achieving 100% attendance. It is a proven fact that attendance is directly linked to academic results and we reward good attendance at intervals throughout the academic year.
Similarly, punctuality is of the utmost importance and we have an excellent record of students arriving to school and lessons on time. School starts promptly at 8.30am and we ask that students arrive no later than 8:25am in order to ensure a crisp start to morning registration.
If you were just 10 minutes late every day for one year, you would miss almost 6 days of learning!!!!!
Applying for holiday leave during term time
In accordance with DfE guidance we no longer grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Family holidays are NOT exceptional circumstances and ALL requests will be turned down.
A copy of the school’s Attendance Policy is available from the “About Us – Policies” section of the website.
Penalty Notices may be issued:
- If the Head Teacher has refused the request for term time absence but the absence occurs anyway;
- If a student has not returned to school by the agreed date with no satisfactory explanation;
- Where the absence has been recorded by the school as unauthorised in the attendance register on at least 10 sessions (5 school days) during the current term. AND
- Where a written request for term time absence has not been received by the Head Teacher but the absence/holiday occurs anyway.
Where school absence penalty notices are issued the timescale for payment will be £60 per child per parent if paid within 21 days and £120 if paid within 28 days.