Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success, both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behaviour and have a better chance of achieving their full potential.
Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships. We aim to support students and their families to maintain excellent attendance and improve their attendance over time. However, persistent absence (this means children who attend less than 90%) may require further intervention such as Early Help Assessment, Pastoral Support Review or leading to a fixed penalty notice.
Regular attendance at school is crucial to each student making the best possible progress. Attendance levels are expected to be above 97% and any student falling below this level will be monitored carefully. Please make every effort to send your child to school each day.
- Students must be in their form rooms by 8.45am ready for registration with their form tutor.
- If your child is unable to come to school for any reason please contact the Academy through your MCAS app before 8am ideally so that it can be processed, or as soon as possible that morning. Please provide your Child’s full name, registration group and reason why they are absent. We require this every morning that they are absent.
- If we haven’t had a reason for your child's absence by 10am, a Bromcom message will be sent out to parents/carers. It is really important to respond to the message otherwise the absence will be unauthorised.
Medical / Dental Appointments
Medical and dental appointments should be arranged out of school hours wherever possible. On the rare occasion that this is not possible, please report this in advance using methods above including;
- Reason for absence- we can then code this absence appropriately.
The Department of Education changed the regulations regarding requests for family holidays during term time. Requests for family holidays taken in term time are not permitted. A holiday taken in term time will be unauthorised and may result in a fixed penalty notice (FPN) unless there are extenuating circumstances.