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Attendance is strongly linked to academic achievement. Consequently, parents have a legal responsibility to ensure that children attend regularly and punctually, and that holidays in term time are avoided.
If your child is unwell
If your child is unwell, please contact the main number by 9.30am at the latest on the main number (01428 654055), selecting the ‘absence line’ option. If we do not hear from you, our automated ‘truancy call’ system will send you a message stating that your child is not in school and requesting that you contact us. If a child misses school for any reason, please ensure that a note is supplied to their tutor or the Attendance Officer on the first day of their return.
Rewarding good attendance
Good attendance is a regular focus of our rewards system throughout the year. Pupils receive merits for attaining 100% attendance over specified periods of time. In addition, postcards are sent home for excellent attendance and recognition is given in ½ termly achievement assemblies.
Addressing attendance concerns
Pupils who have attendance below 95% will be interviewed by their tutor and Year Leader and their attendance will be monitored. Attendance below 90% is monitored by the Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) and parents may be invited to attend an Attendance Panel meeting. In more serious cases, the EWO may issue a Penalty Notice fine or commence court proceedings.
Pupils are expected to be punctual to morning registration, which starts at 8.45am. Pupils who arrive after 9.05am should report to the main reception to sign in and the time of their arrival will be recorded. Break and lunchtime detentions are issued for pupils who are either late or miss a registration unless there is a valid reason which parents have communicated to us. Parents can use the pupil planner to communicate such information to the tutor. Pupils are also expected to arrive at lessons on time.
Please see the link below for our Attendance and Punctuality Leaflet for Parents. This booklet contains key information about attendance and key contact details.