Attendance & Absence

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Attendance & Absence 2018-11-13T15:15:36+00:00

Students are expected to arrive at school no later than 8.30 for morning registration

How to report a student absent

Call 01708 865180, select option 1 (attendance) each day of absence and leave the following information:

  • Students Name
  • Nature of illness/reason for absence
  • Expected date of return
  • Callers relationship to student

Attendance matters

What is good attendance?

Having a good education will help to give your child the best possible start in life.

Lateness

School day starts promptly at 8:30am, the school gates are locked shortly after and any pupil arriving after 8:30am are expected to sign in via the Attendance office. This is to ensure that they are marked in, as registration of students is a statutory requirement.

Food break detentions will be held if your child is late to school after 8:30am, and will have to make up for the minutes lost.

Holidays

Holidays taken during term time will be recorded as an unauthorised absence, with the exception of unforeseen circumstances, which will be reviewed.

Days lost through lateness

If your child is oftenThis means they have
5 minutes lateLost 3 days of lessons
10 minutes lateLost 6.5 days of lessons
15 minutes lateLost 10 days of lessons
20 minutes lateLost 13 days of lessons
30 minutes lateLost 19 days of lessons

Wherever possible please make medical or dental appointments outside of normal school hours.  If you would like further information please contact the attendance team.

When students are absent and no contact is made with the school, the Attendance Ambassadors will make a home visit.

100% attendance will earn you

Termly

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 100% Attendance Badge
  • Reward at the end of each term

Yearly

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 100% Attendance Badge
  • Reward at the end of each year

How attendance is calculated?

  • A calendar year has 365 days, or 52 weeks or 12 months
  • A school year has 195 days, or 39 weeks or 6 terms
  • INSET School Training Days total 5 in each year
  • The school day is divided into two sessions (am & pm), therefore, students should attend 380 sessions a year.

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