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There is a proven link between attendance and academic achievement, which is why we insist on high levels of attendance. If students are not in school, they will miss vital information and their progress will suffer. Students with above average attendance are far more likely to succeed in their exams than students with below average attendance. The school celebrates good attendance with certificates and prizes throughout the year.
The minimum target for all students is 95% attendance.
Attendance is monitored by Form Tutors and is a focus of their regular academic monitoring interviews with students. If attendance falls below 95%, tutors will offer support strategies. If attendance falls below 90%, more serous intervention is required: the school’s Attendance Coordinator will become involved and work with the student’s family to improve matters. Unless attendance improves, or if it falls below 85%, the Local Authority will become involved, with all the measures at their disposal.
For further details, please see the school’s ‘Attendance and Punctuality’ policy