Attendance Information

Recording Attendance

Learner attendance and punctuality is recorded electronically using SIMS.  Pupils are recorded daily in the morning session and the afternoon session

Registers will close 20 minutes after the main session begins and the registers are taken. As a result learners registering after 9:05am and 1:35pm will be marked as a U and given an unauthorised absence mark.

Absence Guide

  • Day 1 of absence – Inform the academy before 9:00am of the reason and expected date of return of your child, plus any medical advice given or visits made.
  • Day 3 of absence – Update the academy on your child’s progress, any medical advice given and confirmation of when your child will return to school especially if the condition worsens.
  • Day 5 onward Update the academy on your child’s progress. Medical evidence will be requested for five days of absence or more.

Medical Evidence

It is a parent/carers responsibility to inform the academy of an absence, please note if the above procedure is not followed and contact has not been made, we may undertake a home visit.

In addition, a random selection of home visits will take place for families who have contacted the academy. The safety of our children is our number one priority.

To report an absence please either call us on 846171 or leave an answerphone message if before 8:30am. Alternatively you can email our Reception & Attendance Officer or the academy office.

Medical Appointments (Hospital, Doctors, Dentist, Opticians etc) if your child is absent due to a medical appointment, you will be required to provide an appointment card or letter from the practice in advance if possible, or alternatively, medical appointment cards are available from the academy office.

If your child is absent first thing due to an appointment and they require an academy meal please contact the office before 9.00am

Leave of Absence Requests

Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances Request Form

Exceptional Circumstances Guidance