The school places great importance on attendance, as good attendance is closely linked to high attainment. We ask all parents to ensure their children attend every day and strongly discourage the booking of holidays during term time. These will only be authorised under exceptional circumstances. A copy of the school’s policy on leave of absence for holidays can be downloaded from the school website.
Please note any absences from school should be explained by parents as soon as possible, either by telephone, in writing or by email. Parents should be aware that it is up to the school to decide whether or not an absence is authorised. If it is a genuine illness or some other unavoidable reason, it will be authorised. Unexplained or unacceptable absence is treated as unauthorised (truancy). It is now illegal to take holidays during term time and a fixed penalty fine may be issued if parents choose to do so.
We are very proud of the level of attendance of our students and consistently achieve an attendance rate that is well above the national average. Details of attendance statistics for the past three years are shown in the chart below: