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 95%. 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.

We believe that it is important that our students are prepared for the start of each day and for each lesson by ensuring they arrive on time. All students are expected to arrive to the Academy by 8.20am. Punctuality is monitored throughout the day. Students who do arrive late will receive a mark against their attendance record, and will be expected to meet with their class teacher to explain why they were late. 

You can find out more about how the percentage of your attendance changes per days you are missing from school? Unsure how hours missed adds up into school days? This helpful poster will show you how those hours translate into days and your attendance percentage