Good attendance and punctuality are important if teaching and learning time is to be maximised and the child is to receive a full curriculum entitlement. The school aims to achieve good attendance and punctuality by operating a policy.

The school monitors attendance and lateness, and addresses any problems identified. The school recognises and rewards pupils for good attendance.

Regular attendance

Parents have a responsibility to ensure that their children receive full time education. Regular attendance is essential if children are to progress with their learning.

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Working together

It is the parent/carers legal responsibility to ensure their child/children attend school regularly unless they are ill. The school has a responsibility to do all that it can to ensure this happens.

Please let us know if you are having difficulties getting your child/children to school. We are understanding and can provide support for families.

Leave during the school day

This is given for medical and dental appointments by prior arrangement with the school. Parents/carers must sign the appropriate book in the school. The office staff will ensure that this is done. If possible we ask parents for proof of medical appointments.

Family holidays & extended trips overseas

If parents/carers wish to take their child on holiday during term time they must put it in writing at least 14 days before the start of the holiday and the Governing Body will decide if they will be fined.

Due to changes in regulations the Governors will be meeting each term to discuss whether a holiday can be approved or not.


Parents/carers have a duty to ensure their child attends school regularly and is on time. Please visit our website page entitled ‘The Academy Day’ for information on the start and finish times of the sessions.

Attendance Registers

The class register is a legal document and the responsibility for ensuring that it is marked correctly lies with the class teacher. Registration is held first thing in a morning and after lunch and consists of a roll call and head count.


Any child arriving late must report to the school office to be registered. A member of staff will record in the late book the name of pupil, time of arrival and reason for lateness.

The child then takes a late slip to class with them to show their teacher that they have registered at the office.