Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success, both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behaviour and have a better chance of achieving their full potential.
Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships. We aim to support students and their families to maintain excellent attendance and improve their attendance over time. However, persistent low attendance may lead to further intervention including fixed penalty notices.
Regular attendance at school is crucial to each student making the best possible progress. Attendance levels are expected to be above 97% and any student falling below this level will be monitored carefully. Please make every effort to send your child to school each day.
- Students must be in their form rooms by 8.45am ready for registration with their form tutor.
- If your child is unable to come to school due to illness please telephone the Academy before 10am.
The absence telephone number is: 01529 301155. You may also advise us of an absence via SchoolComms.
- If we haven’t had a reason for your child's absence by 10am, a schoolcomms message will be sent out to parents/careers. It is really important to respond to the message otherwise the absence will be unauthorised.
Medical / Dental Appointments
Medical and dental appointments should be arranged out of school hours wherever possible. On the rare occasion that this is not possible, please report this in advance using methods above including;
- Reason for absence- we can then code this absence appropriately.
From the 1st September 2013, the Department or Education changed the regulations regarding requests for family holidays during term time. It is illegal to authorise absence during term time for family holidays, any special consideration must go to the Principal in writing.
Our process is in line with Lincolnshire education authority:
Student progress manager and attendance officer meet regularly to discuss students and monitor figures;
Information passed on to county that can lead to;
The data below is based on Terms 1, 2 and 3, which equates to a total of 101 days possible attendance.