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 97%. 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.

Attendance and Access to the Academy Site

It is essential that your child arrive promptly at the academy because the day starts with the teacher explaining the day of learning to the class. Our site team will open the Academy gates at 8.30am. Registration in the morning takes place at 8:45 am for everybody. Afternoon registration takes place for Nursery registration takes place at 12.30pm. Any child arriving more than 5 minutes after these times will be recorded as arriving late. If, for any reason, your child is late, please escort them to the Academy reception office and inform the office staff of their arrival and the reason for their lateness. 

Illness, Accidents, Medicines and Signing out of the Academy

During the academy day if, at any time, you feel unwell or have an accident you must inform a teacher straight away. If you require medical treatment your teacher will provide you with an exit note to go and see the school nurse in the Medical Room. Here the nurse will assess your condition and make a decision whether or not you can remain in the academy. If you are being sent home, then the academy will contact your parent/carer to make suitable arrangements.

Medicines

If you need to take any form of medication at the academy you need to bring a letter from your parent/carer explaining what the medication is for and when you need to take it. You will also need to show the medication in its original box or bottle to the Academy Medical Officer. Lastly, all medication should be taken in the presence of the nurse or a designated First Aider.

Signing Out

Under no circumstances should any student leave the academy for any reason without permission and following the correct procedures. If you need to leave the academy to attend to a medical appointment then you will need to bring official confirmation of that appointment and show it to the attendance officer.

If there are other reasons for you needing to leave during the academy day then your parent/carer is required to call the academy in advance explaining the reason. 

Term time leave

The Academy does not authorise term time leave under any circumstances. Any holiday taken during term time will be unauthorised and have a negative impact on your child’s attendance and may result in a fixed penalty notice being issued by the local authority. Parents have a duty to notify the Academy and Principal of any proposed term time leave.

If you have any queries about attendance please contact our Attendance and Admission Officer on 0121 6753269