Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality are essential if you are to succeed at the academy, in fact research shows that there is a direct link between good attendance and academic progress and achievement.

Attendance Procedures

Whilst we appreciate that children can be ill at times, a child’s attendance at school is very important as it has a direct impact on their learning. Please send your child to school every day unless too ill to attend.  If your child is going to be absent from the academy you must provide us with an explanation. You must contact the academy by 8.45am. If we have not heard from you by 10.00am you will receive a phone call from the academy. If you do not respond you will be invited into the academy for a meeting.

It is important that we know where your child is.

If your child has a medical appointment you must provide evidence of the appointment and notify the academy as soon as you are aware of the appointment.

Persistent absence may count towards a Penalty Notice and you may be fined.

If your child is late they will be given a late slip to take home. If yor child is late more than twice in one week you will receive a text message reminding you to bring your child on time. If your child is frequently late we will notify The Big Community, a service that supports the academy to improve punctuality and attendance, and they will contact you to offer support.

Persistent lateness may count towards a Penalty Notice and you may be fined.

Leave in Term Time is NOT permitted. If you take leave during term time you must complete an application form. The absence will be recorded as unauthorised and may count towards a Penalty Notice and you may be fined.

Attendance Competition

Can you come to school everyday and on time?

Do you want to be a winner?

If you can come to school and be on time every day, you will win a tablet at the end of the year!!!

Coming to school on time

This is very important to make sure you don't miss out on any learning time.

If you arrive to school on time, you will receive a raffle ticket.  

Your teacher will draw a winning ticket out on a Friday.  

If it is your ticket, you will win a prize!