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Absence

Government Statistics show there is a link between attendance and punctuality and results at GCSE. We ask, therefore, for your support in ensuring that your child attends school regularly and is punctual. 

Parents should encourage their child’s good attendance at all times. Results show that poor attendance significantly impacts on attainment.

Every day lost in attendance reduces your child’s chance of achieving at their best. Below shows the impact of days lost nationally.

% Attendance % of cohort on this attendance attaining 5+ grade A*-C nationally Number of days missed
97% 84% 7.5 or less
95% 68% 10 or less
93% 57% 15 or less
90% 28% 20 or less

Absence from school during term time is rarely approved by the Head of School. An absence request form is available from the school reception. All absence is monitored by the Educational Welfare Officer who can enforce fines for parents.

If you wish to report an absence please ring reception by 8.30am giving the reason for your child’s absence – a telephone call is required for each day of absence.