School attendance matters. It is arguably one of the most important indicators of school success. You cannot learn what you are not there to learn. Students who attend school regularly improve their chances of being academically successful. There are obvious exceptions to both sides of the rule. There are a few students deemed academically successful who also have attendance issues and a few students who struggle academically who are always present.
Because we are concerned for the child/children’s safety and well-being, we ask that parents should notify the school by phone the morning the student is absent by 10:00 AM. Failure to do this will result in the student receiving an unexcused absence.
It is essential that students are present for every lesson and on time. Persistently late students will be required to undertake after school detentions to compensate for lost time. Any student who is 10 minutes late once will get verbal warning, note in diary, twice in a five-day period will sit an after-school detention (3.00pm – 4.00pm) and a phone call home. Legally, all students must be present in school for the start of the morning sessions i.e. 8:00am, failure to do so may constitutes an absence. Parents will be informed through the office. Lateness for the third time after the second sanction will result in a student being turned away for the day.