We expect the highest standards of attendance and punctuality. Research evidence and national statistics link good attendance to the achievement of academic and social potential. Attendance and punctuality also reflect pupil and parent commitment to achievement. We encourage all students to work towards 100% attendance and set a minimum attendance target of 97% per year (equivalent to the top 25% of all English secondary schools). Excellent attendance is celebrated and recognised at the end of each term at our awards assembly.

Attendance thresholds

100% EXCELLENT
97% to 99% GOOD
95% to 96% SHOULD IMPROVE
Below 95% VERY POOR (Cause for concern)
90% or lower (Persistent absence) VERY POOR (Serious cause for concern)

10

Arriving 10 minutes
late every day

32

Means they miss 32 hours
of lesson time each year

6

Which is equivalent to 6
whole school days lost

Attendance Policy

Our Attendance Policy aims to improve attendance and punctuality, and sets out how we will achieve this together.

attendance policy