We are unable to supervise children before this time and, therefore, we cannot be held responsible for their safety. Children who are late will miss important aspects of their education and also will disrupt the work of others because of their late arrival.
If your child is absent from the academy for any reason you must ring the academy and leave a message, or call into the office, on the morning of the absence giving an explanation. (01642 210704) If you do not inform us, you will receive a phone call from the academy checking that your child is safe and asking why they are not at the academy. Our Educational Welfare Officer (Miss Fountain) or our Pastoral Lead (Mrs Gill) will contact parents of those children absent without explanation.
When children have lengthy absences, or frequently miss one or two days from the academy, we have to formally involve the Educational Welfare Officer to ascertain whether the absence is justified. This may necessitate a home visit. Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure that their children attend the academy regularly and that they arrive on time.
Following many statements regarding school attendance by the Secretary of State, Mr Michael Gove, the Government is now introducing some significant changes to attendance regulations for pupils at the academy as from this September 2014, some of which you need to be aware.
The changes now mean schools/academies are unable to authorise any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
If you need to take your child out of school during term time, we ask that you complete the form below. This form is also available to collect from the academy office.