Attendance Policy

Attendance: Every Day Counts

What would be deemed an excellent performance in an exam is not the same for attendance! Students are expected to attend for 190 days of the year.

Why attendance matters – 4 crucial reasons:

  • There is a strong link between good school attendance and achieving good results
  • Good attendance shows potential employers that a young person is reliable
  • Good attendance helps young people develop important social skills and friendships
  • Young people who are frequently absent from school are more likely to become involved in, or be a victim of crime and anti-social behaviour

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INTERRUPTIONS in school attendance not only affect a child’s education, it makes it harder for them to catch up on work missed.

For these reasons we ask all parents/carers to make every effort to keep student absence to an absolute minimum. Where possible we ask parents/carers to arrange medical and dental appointments outside of school hours.

Holidays in Term Time

We want to give our young people the very best educational experience we can and an extended absence from school can affect this by causing disruption to learning and progress. We do not authorise holidays during term time.

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Infection Control Guidance

There may be occasions when a student becomes ill with an infectious disease.  The following guidance from the health protection agency will give you an indication of the time required to be absent from school.

HPA guidance on infection control – please note this is for information only.

We encourage all parents to keep us informed of any sickness absence and report any infections as directed by health professionals.