Attendance Policy

The aims of this policy are to:

  • Promote a welcoming atmosphere that makes students feel safe and valued.
  • Establish, develop and maintain good relationships between the school and parents/carers.

·        To provide clear guidelines about how the school promotes and attains high levels of pupil attendance and punctuality.

  • Ensure that attendance is monitored effectively and absence followed up quickly.
  • To ensure all stakeholders understand the school’s expectations of themselves, and each other, in order to strive to attain them.


The Attendance Policy operates within the context of the school’s culture. It is the aim of leaders to support every pupil to attend school each day in order to fulfil their academic and social potential.

To realise this aim, the school will work in partnership with parents / carers, the local authority, and outside agencies to offer pupils support in maintaining excellent attendance. The barriers to accessing education are wide and complex, both within and beyond the school gates, and are often specific to individual pupils and families. Improving attendance is everyone’s business: effective communication and joined up working are paramount.

Excellent attendance is a pre-requisite of academic success. The school will ensure that parents are kept well-informed about the link between attendance and attainment and that when academic progress is jeopardised, this message is clearly reiterated, and support is offered to remove any existing or emerging barriers to attendance.

School leaders will ensure there is a calm, safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment where pupils want to be present and are eager and ready to learn.

The policy should be implemented alongside the Department for Education guidance document ‘Working Together to Improve School Attendance’

The full policy can be accessed here: Attendance Policy

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