Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality are essential if you are to reach your potential at the Academy, in fact research shows that there is a direct link between good attendance and academic progress and achievement.

All pupils must make every effort to attend the Academy every day. However, we accept that some pupils may become ill or have other genuine reasons for absence. Therefore we aim to ensure that attendance never falls below 97%.

Attendance and Access to the School Site

School gates currently open at 8:40am every morning and then close at 8:55am to allow registration to take place. If your child is in after 8:45am please be aware they will need to be bought to the office, signed in and a reason must be given for the lateness. This will result in a late mark for your child.


Illness's, Medications and Appointments


At times illness can permit your child from attending school. If this is the case please ensure you let the Academy know before the start of the school day. To do this, you will need to contact the Academy office on 01275 894570 or email or you can message us via the My Child at School (MCAS) app. You must provide the name of the child who will not be in attendance and the reason for this.

If your child becomes unwell at school, they will be assessed by class teachers and a first-aid trained member of staff who will determine if they are suitable to remain in the Academy. If they need to be sent home parents/carers will be contacted.


If your child is on any medications it is fine for them to come to school. We have first-aiders who can administer the medication when required. Please note that a medication form will need to be filled in and signed by parents/carers.  These forms can be obtained from the Academy office.

Medical Appointments

Medical appointments should be made outside of school hours where possible. If this is not possible then we require proof of appointment to enable us to mark down registrations accordingly. If no proof is provided, this may be classed as an unauthorised absence.

Holidays in Term Time

Holidays for children should be taken outside of term time. It is a legal requirement for children to be in school and as such, holidays during the school term are not authorised. If you need to take a child out of school during term time for an exceptional circumstance, then this might be approved but is completely at the discretion of the Principal. To complete a form to request to take your child out of school during term time, please click the following link:  Student Request Form