Morning Registration will close at 8:45am. Students arriving late to the Academy after 8:45am, must sign in at Reception, giving their reasons for the lateness.
When a student is absent:
Parents/carers must phone the Academy before 8:25am to report that their child will be absent from school and to provide the reason for their absence. If the child is absent for a number of days, parent/carers must phone the Academy every morning to provide an update.
If a child does not arrive at school, and the Academy has not been informed of their absence, a text message alert will be sent asking the parent/carer to contact the Academy to explain the reason for the child’s absence. If there is no response to this message, if appropriate or necessary, members of staff will complete a home visit.
What to do if your son/daughter is unwell:
We assume that if you have sent your son/daughter to school, you have judged them to be well enough to attend. The priority is to ensure students stay in school in order to learn but if the pastoral team /first aiders deem your son/daughter to be unable to continue in school you will be contacted to ask for advice on whether you wish your son/daughter to stay in school. Academy staff will contact you to confirm arrangements before your son/daughter is sent home. We do ask that students do not contact parent/carers themselves.
If your son/daughter is not well enough to attend, please contact the academy following the Attendance Procedures.
Leave of Absence/Holidays in term time:
In line with the government’s new legislation, effective from 1st September 2013, no requests for holidays can be authorised except in exceptional circumstances. For the Academy to consider exceptional circumstances, parents must submit a letter to the Principal requesting the absence, a minimum of four weeks before the holiday, before booking the holiday. For the Academy to consider this, the request must be put in writing together with any supporting evidence. All holidays are classed as unauthorised, unless you receive confirmation in writing from the Academy that the holiday has been authorised. There are no exceptions.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU TAKE YOUR CHILD ON HOLIDAY DURING TERM-TIME, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISALLOW THEIR PARTICIPATION IN REWARDS ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS FOR A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS FOLLOWING THE HOLIDAY. THIS INCLUDES ATTENDANCE AT THE Y11 PROM.
Where ever possible medical appointments should be made out of school time.
If your son/daughter has a medical appointment during the school day then please inform the Attendance Officer of the date and time of the appointment and wherever possible provide written evidence of the appointment in order for your son/daughters absence to be authorised.