The academy works hard to ensure that students find learning enjoyable and stimulating. We understand that if students are to learn effectively, then the academy must be a place in which they look forward to coming. High attendance has a proven link to educational outcomes – every lesson really does count and maintaining 100% attendance will ensure students achieve their potential. Students are expected to arrive on time, every day. Students should only be absent in ‘exceptional’ and unavoidable circumstances. Please ensure that any absences are reported via the absence line on 01422 831011 before 8.30am. If you expect your child to have an absence of more than 48 hours please contact your child’s House Manager to discuss arranging some work. Further information on the academy’s attendance and punctuality policy can be found below.
Holidays during term-time
Holidays during term-time will not be authorised, and will be recorded as unauthorised absence. Further information is available within the attendance and punctuality policy below. The academy operates different holiday patterns with some holiday weeks that are classed by tour operators as out of term-time, meaning that it is possible to secure cheaper deals.