Attendance & Punctuality
If a student is absent for any reason then it is the parent’s responsibility to phone the school to make us aware. Failure to do so will mean that the child’s absence will be marked as unauthorised.
If a request for authorised absence is made, although the school are committed to working with parents, we do ask that students attendance is above 95% and that it is an exceptional circumstance. The school has the right to unauthorised attendance if these criteria are not met.
The attendance procedure for absence is triggered when a student’s attendance gets to 93%.
The bell goes at 8:45am this is when students need to make their way to tutor time. Although it is accepted that everyone will be late once in a while, persistent lateness will not. Persistent lateness can have a huge affect on a student’s day meaning they miss vital information and are not fully prepared for the start of the day.
Students that are late for lessons are not only disrupting their own learning, but also the other students in the class. The impact on teachers also means that they have to adjust lessons to enable the student to catch up with the rest of the class.
Students who are late in the morning or to lessons will receive a 10 minute detention at break time. Students who are persistently late in the mornings will result in a parent meeting, which in turn will trigger our attendance procedure.