Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

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 96.5%. 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.

Last year, we made great strides together, going beyond national average for attendance – however, we know we can do better and that is why we have a target which goes way beyond national; that is why we have a target that expects every student to exceed expectation.

In this section of our website, you can find all the information you need regarding attendance including how we reward our students for 100% attendance.

Attendance MattersYour Attendance does matter to us, and each term we aim to reward students for attending school. These rewards are not just for 100% attendace, we aim to support student who have also improved and acknowledge their attendance needs improving. Here are just some of the rewards up for grabs.

Achievement Points

School Trips

Shopping Vouchers

Department Postcards

VIP Lounge

School Prom

Pastoral Postcards

Principles Tea

Student Shout Out

Leadership Postcards

Seasonal Activities

Student Leader Programme

Runner Up and Star of the Week

Attendance Rewards

Phone Call / Letter Home

Early Lunch

Private Music Lessons


Find out more about attendance

Attendance Guidance

Attendance Report Card

Return to School Form

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