Attendance Expectations

Please note that it’s a legal requirement for parents and carers to make sure that school aged children (aged 5-16) go to school regularly and arrive on time. Registers are taken in advisory and every lesson over the course of the school day. Unauthorised absences can lead to legal action being taken against parents or carers.

Please contact Ms Butt, Attendance Officer on 020 8 800 7411, Ext 109 asap, and certainly by 08.30 to explain any absences.


Years 7-11

Pupils must arrive at the Academy before 8.30am, in full Academy uniform, with all necessary equipment, and ready to learn. Pupils who are late will be given a detention.

If a pupil is ill, the parent/carer must telephone the Academy on 02088007411, wait for the prompt and press 2 to leave a message for Ms Butt our Attendance Officer. This call must be made before 8.30am, and must be made every day of absence.

Ensure that wherever possible medical and dental appointments are made after the end of the school day. Where this isn’t possible the appointment card must be shown to reception at least a day in advance, or the parent/carer must phone to discuss with Ms Butt. In the case of medical/dental appointments the parent/carer must put a note in the pupil’s planner so that the teacher allows them to leave class. It is the pupil’s responsibility to make sure that they have left class and are ready to leave the building on time for their appointment. Time cannot be taken out of school for non-essential appointments.

Pupils must not take holidays in term time.

More detailed information about attendance is available in the Academy’s Attendance Policy, or can be requested in paper form via our reception.


Sixth Form

Attendance expectation information for the sixth form will be published shortly.