Good attendance is essential for pupils to achieve their best at school.
As this is such an important target, special awards are presented to pupils who achieve 100% attendance each term.
Developing good habits of attendance and punctuality are also vital for future employment.
The school recognises that there may occasionally be situations where absence is unavoidable; however all pupils should strive to achieve 95% as a minimum acceptable level of attendance. This may seem a high figure but it should be remembered that even 95% attendance means the pupil has missed a half day every fortnight.
Medical appointments should not be made during school hours unless it is unavoidable.
Holidays should not be taken during term time. The DFE regulations on holidays have changed recently and it is only in 'exceptional circumstances' that the school can grant permission for a holiday in term time. In this situation it is necessary to write a letter to the Headteacher explaining the circumstances and she will consider the case.
If your son/daughter experiences any problems with regard to attendance please contact the school as soon as possible as we may be able to help by providing appropriate support.
If a pupil is going to be absent for an unavoidable reason such as illness or family emergency, please notify the school office as soon as possible on 01782 568350.
On return to school the pupil will need to see subject teachers and take responsibility for catching up with work missed as soon as possible.
Mrs L Jackson