School attendance is a very high priority and we have the expectation of at least 95% attendance.

There is a well-documented link between students’ attendance and their ability to progress in school; good attendance is also pre-requisite for future employment or progression into further education.

Parents are asked to contact the Academy on their child’s first day of absence (before 10am if possible).

Holidays will only be granted in exceptional circumstances in accordance with Government legislation and with at least 4 weeks notice given in writing before the proposed holiday. Please do not book a holiday before making a request.

Where the holiday is not granted or goes beyond that which is agreed, you may receive a fixed penalty notice.

Further information is available from the Academy’s Attendance Officers.

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A paper copy of the information on our website is available on request to the School.