Promoting Excellent Attendance

Promoting excellent attendance to ensure that your child makes every minute of every lesson of everyday count
Attending school has a huge impact on your child’s academic success starting from reception all the way through to Year 11. Families play a vital role in making sure that their children get to school safely, regularly and on time. Here are some useful tips to help you.
Always make school a priority
  • Never make doctor, dentist or optician appointment during school time unless this is absolutely necessary.
  • If you do need to make an appointment in school time try to ensure that your child misses as little of school as possible.
  • We know that travel companies don’t make it easy for families, but never book a holiday during term time (it won't be authorised, your child will fall behind and you may be fined).
  • Don’t allow your child to stay off school to make things easier for yourself – this is against the law.
  • Don’t allow your child to miss school on Mondays and Fridays if you are going away for the weekend.
  • Don’t allow your child to take a day off because of the weather.
  • Don’t allow your child to take a day off for their birthday – this is completely unacceptable. 
Help your child to stay on track
  • Find out if your child is coping with their work and if they are up to date – missing school will make them fall behind.
  • Check your child’s attendance with school, you might not realise how much school they have missed.
  • Encourage your child to stay back at school to attend home learning clubs, booster sessions and extra lessons whenever they are offered.
  • If your child forgets their home learning, PE kit, stationery etc. or is not in correct uniform,  this will be deemed as failure of equipment and will therefore result in a sanction in line with our behaviour policy.
  • If you are worried about your child’s attendance, you should make contact with your child’s form tutor or progress and achievement leader to discuss.