Good attendance is essential for children to make progress. Good attendance supports attainment and enables your child to be confident in their learning and secure in their friendship groups. It is not fair if you do not support your child to have good attendance. Our children tell us that they do not like it if they have missed learning in class and feel embarrassed if they arrive late to school.
We expect all our families to ensure their children attend school regularly and arrive on time. We always follow up poor attendance and punctuality and we do not authorise holidays in term time.
The School Day
The school day starts at 8:45 am and it is important that your child arrives on time, ready to start school. If you are struggling to get your child to school, please contact us on 0121 704 2067 so we can help. We have an award winning school walking bus.
If parents or other adults collecting children at 3:15pm are delayed, pupils are instructed to report to the reception area and wait there until collected. Please call school if you are going to be late collecting your child.
The Academy is open for a total of 32.5 hours in a typical school week.
How you can help your child achieve good attendance
Establish a good routine in the mornings and evenings so that your child is prepared.
Ensure that your child arrives on time and is not late.
Arrange dental and medical appointments outside of the school day.
You must ring school before 9.00 am if your child is absent due to illness on every day that your child is absent from school. Absence due to illness usually requires medical evidence.
Take family holidays outside of term time.
Talk to your child about school and take an interest in their school work and homework
Attend parents evening and school events.
Praise and reward your child’s achievements at school, including good attendance.