Attendance Information


We are hugely dependent on your support as a parent/carer in making sure students attend school regularly and promptly.  Attendance is one of the few areas in life where 90% is poor; in practical terms, 90% attendance is equivalent to missing nineteen full days of school each year!  Poor attendance is proven to have a very significant – and negative – impact on learning, exam success, and (therefore) a very significant impact on an individual’s life chances.  Arriving punctually and on time for each school day is just as important as attending regularly. For example, being just five minutes late for school every day would add up to over three full days of school missed each year.

The minimum level of attendance we expect for every student in our school is 96%.

We know that in most cases, any problems or difficulties around attendance can be sorted out by talking things through.  We are keen to work with parents and carers – and to provide whatever support we are able – to make sure every child attends school regularly, and at the correct times.  

Twilight Sessions and Saturday School

  • After School / Attending twilight sessions.These run Monday 3.25-5.30pm, Tuesday 3.25-5.30pm and Wednesday 3.25 – 5.30pm and take place in our Supported Learning Space. These sessions are supervised by qualified teaching staff and are open to Phase 2, 3 and 4 students. Phase 3 and 4 students can attend independently; Phase two students are welcome to attend when accompanied by a parent/carer
  • Attending Saturday School.This runs between 10.00am and 1.00pm on Saturday mornings during term- time, and is overseen by qualified teaching staff. Saturday School is an excellent opportunity for students to catch up with their learning, whether they have missed school or for any other reason. Students are also welcome to attend Saturday School to continue and/or develop any work that has connected with their interests. Phase Three and Phase Four students can attend unaccompanied. Phase Two students are welcome to attend Saturday School together with their parent/carer.