Absence and Attendance
Attendance is very important.
  • A child who is absent just 1 day per week will miss the equivalent of two years of their education.

  • 90% children with attendance levels below 85% will not get 5 or more good grades at GCSE, and 33% of those children will get no GCSEs at all.

  • Poor results will limit young people’s life options and suggests to colleges and employers that these students are unreliable.

  • Poor school attendance is also closely linked to crime. 25% of school age offenders have truanted repeatedly.

  • Children have difficulty maintaining friendship groups.. They miss out on the social life of school and extra curricular opportunities and experiences

  • Absence can also affect their enjoyment of learning, confidence and motivation.


Absence due to Illness Form

Leave of Absence request form

Please be aware that term-time holidays cannot be authorised without exceptional circumstances.

Attendance Policy 

Attendance Letter 2018