All staff at the Academy have high expectations of school attendance.

After a difficult period involving two partial school closures during national lockdowns and self-isolation rules, regular attendance at school has never been more important.

Regular attendance at school is absolutely essential for every child. Failing to attend school regularly can have a major impact on children’s education, their future and their life chances. We define regular attendance as attending school every day, arriving at school on time and attending every lesson. It is the parents’ legal responsibility to ensure their child attends school regularly.

The national average for attendance is 94.5% however to give all our students the best life chances we expect all students to achieve 96% attendance throughout the academic year. We understand that on occasion illness cannot be helped, however, we want every student, and parent/carer, to work with us in helping to achieve this target.

Every half term we reward excellent attendance including the students who have managed to improve their attendance from one term to the next.