We aim to work together with parents to ensure regular school attendance and prevent 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.
The Children and Young People’s Committee, Nottinghamshire, has decided to equalise the threshold so that education penalty notices can be issued for any unauthorised leave of absence in excess of three days over a six week period, regardless of whether the absence relates to a holiday in term time or is more general in nature.
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, and such absences are unauthorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. Before submitting a holiday request, please speak to the Principal.