School attendance and attainment are closely linked. The Academy works with parents to ensure children reach their full potential by attending school regularly.
We are here to help and support parents in getting their children into school, on time, and ready to learn!
Did you know…
96% attendance is:
- 8 days absence per year from school
- the equivalent to 11 weeks missed over 7 primary school years
95% attendance is:
- 10 days absence per year from school
- 70 days or 14 weeks missed from a child’s primary school education
90% attendance is:
- 19 days absence per year from school
- 133 days (almost 3/4 of a school year) missed over their primary school career
Lateness not only affects your child’s education – it doesn’t allow them the social time to settle with their friends, they may feel upset or embarrassed, and it disrupts the rest of the class.
Being frequently late for school adds up to lost learning.
Leave of Absence
In September 2013, the government released new legislation preventing Head Teachers from authorising term time holidays other than in exceptional circumstances.
We can no longer automatically accept letters from employers as a reason for approval, nor can we accept special offers, holidays as gifts or prizes as reasons to authorise the holiday. We consider each request individually.
If the school does not authorise a leave of absence and you take your child out of school, or keep your child off longer than was agreed, the absence will be unauthorised and the local authority may issue a penalty notice.
To assist you with planning any holidays, please find the term dates for this academic year on the drop down menu to the left.
If you have a query or would like to speak to a member of staff regarding attendance, please contact your child’s Learning Manager and / or Class Teacher.