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 work closely with parents and the School Welfare Service to ensure that absence is kept to a minimum.
Parents can help by:
- A note to explain any absences.
- 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
1138 – Number of students of compulsory school age on roll in September 2016
497 – Students in the Sixth Form in September 2016
6.2% – Percentage of student sessions missed through absence 2015-2016
1.6% – Percentage of student sessions missed through unauthorised absence 2015-2016
93.8% – Attendance rate 2015-2016
Leave of absence during term time is only granted in exceptional circumstances.