ASPIRE, ENGAGE, ACHIEVE
ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUAL ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL IS VITAL
Poor attendance = Poor Achievement
What are the rules about attendance?
The law states that parents and carers must ensure that the children they are responsible for are receiving a full-time education. Parents and carers are legally responsible for making sure that their children attend school regularly, on time and stay in school.
The school day is from 8.40am to 3.10pm
Morning Registration is at 8.40am prompt
Lunch break is from 12.20pm to 1pm (12:10pm for Year 7)
Afternoon Registration is at 1pm prompt
What about absences?
It is the responsibility of parents and carers to inform the school if their child is absent:
You should not keep your child away from school:
…as these types of absences will be recorded as unauthorised.
School action for unauthorised absences:
This could affect their future employment prospects.
What the school will do if your child is absent without notification
Contact you using Groupcall or via telephone as soon as your child is registered as absent without notification (this is for the child’s safety and to let you know they are missing from school).
What the school will do if your child is absent regularly
What about holidays in school time?
Term time holiday or leave of absence can only be approved by a school in exceptional circumstances. If a holiday or leave of absence is taken without this approval the parents may be subject to a significant fine and a criminal record. This would be a very distressing experience that will never occur if arrangements for term time holidays are not made.
Detentions for Lateness
Registration is at 8.40am and 1pm prompt:
Punctual arrival at school and for lessons is important
Pupils arriving after the close of registration will be marked as late and will receive an after-school detention for 20 minutes. Failure to attend an after-school detention escalates through the school’s detention system
For any detention after school beyond 20 minutes, parents and carers will be notified 24 hours in advance using Groupcall text messaging service. It is therefore important you make sure that we have the correct mobile number at all times.
If you have any queries about attending school, or for more
advice on attendance matters, please contact:
Student Support Office
T: 01926 743217 or 01926 743228
Absence Reporting Line 01926 743217
You can download a copy of our attendance leaflet in the attachment section below.
This information reflects the policy on attendance that has been approved by the school’s Governors