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Good attendance is important, if your attendance is above 95% you will know you are giving yourself the best chance at learning. Remember that attendance below 90% means that you lose half a school year during your whole time at secondary school.

Things to Remember:

  • Always ask your parents/carers to phone the Academy on 0117 37 72713 to let us know if you are absent by 8.30am each day of absence for safeguarding reasons.
  • Arrive at school on time. If you are late, sanctions may be imposed.
  • Unauthorised absences may result in a penalty notice of £60 per parent, per child.
  • As a result of new legislation since September 2013, the Academy is not permitted to grant leave of absence for holidays during term time, any unauthorised time off for a holiday will result in a penalty notice.

Lateness Policy:

Sanctions for lateness will be imposed on a termly basis. After each late arrival an after school detention will be given. Further late arrivals will result in a meeting with the Senior Leadership Team. Late arrivals after the register has closed will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. Parents will be notified of any late arrivals by a text message.

Attendance Policy:

After 4 unauthorised absence sessions in a 10 week period a warning letter will be sent to parents. 4 unauthorised absence sessions could be comprised of 2 full days or 4 half days, including lateness after the register has closed. If there are 4 further unauthorised absences a penalty notice application will be made.

Parents of students with poor attendance can expect to be asked to attend a meeting in school to discuss the reasons and agree a strategy to make improvements.


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