Attendance

AttendanceWe wish to work with parents to ensure regular school attendance and eliminate unauthorised absences. In order to achieve this we ask parents to notify the academy on the first day of any absence. If we do not receive notification we will contact you.

An ‘attendance shield’ is awarded weekly to the class with the highest attendance and individual certificates and prizes are awarded each term. The attendance target for all pupils is 98%.

Children in Year 2 and Year 6 are especially asked to avoid any absences during May, when they complete Standard Assessment Tests. We discourage taking holidays during term-time, such absences are unauthorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. Before submitting a holiday request we ask parents to speak to the executive principal. From September 2014 Fixed Penalty Notices have been issued by the government as a result of holidays taken during term-time.