We expect the highest standards of attendance and punctuality. Research evidence and national statistics link good attendance to the achievement of academic and social potential. Attendance and punctuality also reflect student and parent/carer commitment to achievement. We encourage all students to work towards 100% attendance and set a minimum attendance target of 97% per year (equivalent to the top 25% of all English secondary schools). Excellent attendance is celebrated and recognised at the end of each term at our awards assembly.
|99% to 97%||Good|
|96% to 95%||Room for improvement|
|Below 95%||Cause for concern|
|90% or lower (persistent absence)||Serious cause for concern|
late every day
of lesson time each year
whole school days lost
Holidays in Term Time
Holidays in term time will not be authorised and are actively discouraged. We appreciate parents support in ensuring students are resilient in attendance whenever possible.