For a child to reach their full educational achievement, a high level of school attendance is essential. We are committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all our students and endeavour to provide an environment where all students feel valued and welcome.
Parents and students play a part in making our school so successful. Every child has a right to access the education to which he/she is entitled.
Parents and teachers share the responsibility for supporting and promoting excellent school attendance and punctuality for all. It is our duty to consistently strive to achieve a goal of 100% attendance for all children.
Every opportunity will be used to convey to students and their parents or carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance. For our children to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered, it is vital your child is at school, on time, every day that the school is open unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable.
The routines children develop around attendance and punctuality at school are the same as the expectations of any future employer in the world of work. High attainment, confidence with peers and staff and future aspirations depend on good attendance.
Please see below for our attendance policy and links to other documents to support good attendance in school.
Latest Guidance For Parents, From Hampshire County Council Ref. Fixed Penalty Notices Nov 2015 >
Term time absence: Final position following Isle of Wight Council v Platt decision in Supreme Court (Updated June 2017)
Further to previous communications, the Supreme Court has now delivered its judgement in relation to the Isle of Wight Council’s appeal which sought clarification on what is meant by “fails to attend regularly” in the context of a prosecution for unauthorised non-attendance at school.