The school has an attendance target of 95%. Should your child be unwell then parents/guardians should contact the school on the first day of absence and every day that their child is away from school. Please contact us on 01970 621 124.
When attendance falls below 95% the matter is discussed between the Year Leader and the Education Inclusion Service and parents/guardians will receive a letter.
Should there be no improvement in attendance then parents/guardians will be invited to a meeting to discuss the way forward. The aim of the meeting is to plan how to support the student in attending school and how to catch up on missed work.
Should your child have an ongoing medical condition that prevents school attendance please let the Attendance Officer know. We may ask for medical evidence or support from the School Nurse.
School attendance is discussed weekly with Year Leader, Senior Leadership and the Education Inclusion Officer from the Local Authority.
Holidays in term time are recorded as unauthorised absences.
How parents/guardians can help their child
- Make sure that your child is punctual and comes to school each day.
- If your child starts to miss school, it is important to work with us to help your child.
- If your child is not going to be in school it is important that you ring the school attendance office on 01970 621124 on the first day of absence, explaining the reason for the above.
How we support good attendance and punctuality
- We acknowledge the students with a very good attendance record.
- We work closely with our Education Inclusion Officer.
- We are happy to meet with parents/guardians to discuss support strategies where appropriate.
- Our attendance policy can be viewed by clicking the link below.
Some interesting facts on attendance
- Parents/Guardians have the legal responsibility to ensure that their children attend school.
- Absences can only be authorised by the headteacher or Mrs N M Thomas Attendance manager.
- There are 365 days in a year, 190 days in the school year and 175 non-school days to enjoy holidays.
- Unnecessary absences and holidays result in students missing out in their education.