Our school’s Attendance Target is 100%
The National average for attendance is 96.1%. Your child’s attendance will fall below this if they miss more than seven days in the academic year of 2018/19.
Any absences must be reported as soon as possible, preferably before 9am. You can do this by contacting the school on 01865 777937 and leaving a message on the answer phone or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your child is absent and we have not heard from you we will contact you by phone or make a home visit.
Medical appointments should be made outside of school hours wherever possible. If it is not possible to get an appointment outside of school hours, please ensure your child is in school before and after the appointment.
Planned Absences in School Time
Any holidays planned in term-time will be unauthorised. The school will only authorise planned absences during term-time in exceptional circumstances.
According to Department for Education guidelines, any student with attendance below 90% is classed as a persistent absentee.
The school’s attendance team will monitor individual, class and whole school attendance on a regular basis.
Click here to view our School Attendance Policy (located on our Policies & Procedures page).
Occasionally some parents ask for permission to take their child out of school during term-time. Government guidelines make it clear that head teachers should not authorise time off school for holidays during term-time – we know that good attendance at school is vital for children to progress well with their learning. Therefore, we are unable to give permission for children to take holidays during term-time.