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.

Attendance thresholds:
100% Excellent
99% to 97% Good
96% to 95% Room for improvement
Below 95% Cause for concern
90% or lower (persistent absence) Serious cause for concern


Arriving 10 minutes
late every day


Means they miss 32 hours
of lesson time each year


Which is equivalent to 6
whole school days lost

Our Attendance Policy aims to improve attendance and punctuality, and sets out how we’ll achieve this together.

Attendance policy

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.