Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Attendance and Punctuality

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

All pupils must make every effort to attend the academy every day. However we accept that some students may become ill or have other genuine reasons for absence. Therefore we aim to ensure that no students’ attendance falls below 97%. If you are absent the academy must be notified on the first day. A written explanation will need to be handed in when the student returns. Please note that the academy will not authorise holidays taken during term times.

We believe that it is important that our students are prepared for the start of each day and for each lesson by ensuring they arrive on time. All children are expected to arrive to the academy ready for the first lesson at 8.45. Punctuality is monitored throughout the day. Children who do arrive late will receive a mark against their attendance record, and will be expected to meet with their class teacher to explain why they were late. 

Illness, Accidents, Medicines and Signing out of the Academy

During the Academy day if, at any time, you feel unwell or have an accident your child must inform a teacher straight away. If you require medical treatment your teacher will provide you with an exit note to go and see the Academy Medical Officer in the Medical Room. Here the Medical Officer will assess your child and make a decision whether or not you can remain in the academy. The academy will contact parents/carers to make suitable arrangements.