The School maintains a vigorous stance on the importance of high attendance levels and any absence is monitored closely – electronic registration takes place for every lesson in the day. There is a very strong connection between a good attendance record and success at school. Year Leaders and Pastoral Managers work closely with parents and the School Welfare Service to ensure that absence is kept to a minimum.
Parents can help by:
- Providing a note to explain any absences
- Not arranging family holidays during term time
- Actively encouraging their son or daughter to achieve an excellent attendance record (95% or above)
- Contacting the School quickly if there are any problems about attendance
Information on attendance and absence
Number of students of compulsory school age on roll in September 2017 – 1142
Students in the Sixth Form in September 2017 – 556
Percentage of student sessions missed through absence 2016-2017 – 6.5%
Percentage of student sessions missed through unauthorised absence 2016-2017 – 2.1%
Attendance rate 2016-2017 – 93.54%
Leave of absence during term time is only granted in exceptional circumstances.
Fines may/will be issued by the Local Authority for students who are absent frequently or who take