Attendance

Attendance is crucial to keeping students safe and helping them to make good progress.

As a school we aim to:
  • Maintain an attendance rate of a minimum of 95%
  • Maintain parents’ and students’ awareness of the importance of regular attendance

Research has shown that there is a very clear relationship between the regularity with which students attend school and their academic achievement.

Students with good attendance records benefit from:
  • The continuity of learning in lessons.
  • Improved performance in examinations.
  • Support and guidance with coursework.
  • Maintaining friendships.
  • Developing good habits for adult life.
  • References for further education or employment highlighting their reliability.

We therefore ask for your support to keep absenteeism to a minimum, so that we can prepare students effectively for their future.

Parents can help us by:
  • Ringing on the first morning of all absences with the reason and saying when the child will return.
  • Arranging dental and doctor’s appointments out of school hours or during school breaks.
  • Sending a note explaining the reason for absence on your child’s return to school after an illness.
  • Keeping us updated by telephone or letter if your child has an extended period of absence due to illness.
  • Letting us know if there are issues arising in school that you think are affecting your child’s attendance.

 

Please Click Here to see out Attendance Policies