Attendance at the Academy is vital to allow your child to make progress.  The academy has a high value on students being in every single day so they maximize their potential.  

Excellent attendance is high profile and we promote this through prize draws, letters home and celebration in assemblies.  

Poor attendance is challenged but we look to support parents and students in ensuring that students are in the academy every day.

The table below shows the impact of poor attendance on your child’s overall attendance percentage.  You should make every effort to ensure that your child attends classes’ everyday.

Days Absent           Days of Absence               Attendance %

1                                 1 Day                                    99.5%

2                                 2 Days                                  99%

3                                 3 Days                                  98.5%

4                                 4 Days                                  98%

5                                 1 Week                                 97.5%

10                               2 Weeks                               95%

15                               3 Weeks                               92.5%

20                               4 Weeks                               90%

25                               5 Weeks                               87.5%

30                               6 Weeks                               85%

35                               7 Weeks                               82.5%

40                               8 Weeks                               80%



Punctuality is essential to ensuring that your child gets the most out of their time at school. 

It is an important life skill that your child will need as they become young adults and enter the world of work. Poor punctuality is not acceptable.  If your child misses the start of the day they can miss work and do not spend time with their class teacher getting vital information and news for the day. 

Students who arrive late to school make up the time during break time by attending a detention with a designated member of staff.

The academys' strategy for punctuality is detailed below:

  • Late to school - break time detention
  • Non-attendance to break detention - lunch time detention
  • Non-attendance to lunch detention - after school Head of Learning Detention

  • 5 lates in a half term - 45 minute detention
  • 10 or more in a half term - 90 minute detention (90 minute for every subsequent late)