All schools are required to keep an attendance register in which pupils are marked absent or present. In the interest of your children's progress the Governing Body expects parents to arrange holidays, days out etc, to coincide with school holidays. In line with recent Government legislation, the Headteacher is unable to authorise holidays or days off during term time. The duration of the school year is 380 sessions (190 days) and there is no provision for occasional absences. School holiday dates are provided early in the year to help families plan events.
Absence statistics for 2015/2016 up to and including 22st July 2016 are below:
|Number of pupil sessions||81201|
|Number of authorised absences||1491 1.84%|
|Number of unauthorised absences||194 0.24%|