We expect all children on roll to attend every day, when the academy is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. We do all we can to encourage the children to attend, and to put in place appropriate procedures. We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is development of positive attitudes towards learning. To this end, we strive to make our academy a happy and rewarding experience for all children. We will reward those children whose attendance is very good. We will also make the best provision we can for those children who, for whatever reason, are prevented from coming to academy.
If your child is going to be absent from school, please inform us by ringing the school office on the first day of absence and every subsequent day.
The academy day starts at 8:55am and all children are expected to have arrived by this time. Gates are open from 8:40am and children are welcome to arrive from that time. Any child arriving after 8:55am will be recorded as being late. Arrivals after 9:30am will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.
The first part of the day is an important social time for children, a chance for children, teachers and parents to talk and for children to make choices about lunchtimes. Learning also starts from the moment the children walk in, and those who are late will miss learning, time to read to an adult, and interventions.
If your child is late to school, they must be accompanied to the office and signed in on the sign-in screen. Please note that any child arriving after 9:30 will not be able to order a hot dinner that day as orders will have already been sent to the kitchen.