Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality are essential if you are to succeed at the Academy, in fact research shows that there is a direct link between good attendance and academic progress and achievement.

All students must make every effort to attend the Academy every day. However we accept that some students may become ill or have other genuine reasons for absence. Therefore we aim to ensure that no students’ attendance falls below 96.5%. If you are absent the Academy must be notified on the first day. A written explanation will need to be handed in when the student returns. Please note that the Academy will not authorise holidays taken during term times.

Last year, we made great strides together, going beyond national average for attendance – however, we know we can do better and that is why we have a target which goes way beyond national; that is why we have a target that expects every student to exceed expectation.

In this section of our website, you can find all the information you need regarding attendance including how we reward our students for 100% attendance.

Find out more about attendance

Attendance Guidance

Attendance Report Card

Return to School Form

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