Absence and Attendance

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school please contact either the main office on 01603 411721, or our Attendance Officer on 01603 779990, before 9am. You should call each day that your child is absent. If your child is absent and we have not been advised, a text message will be sent, asking you to contact us and let us know why. 

If your child fall's ill during the day they should alert a member of staff, who will direct them to student services/first aid for assistance. Student services will telephone the parent/carer to discuss whether the child should go home or stay in school. 

If your child is having to isolate due to COVID-19 guidance they can access their learning from home.

Regular and punctual attendance at school is a legal requirement and plays a significant part in students achieving their goals. We regularly monitor the attendance of all students and will use fast track prosecutions and attendance panels to support attendance where necessary.
Parents are discouraged from removing their children during the school term as they will miss important learning time and the Government is very clear that no child should miss school except from in exceptional circumstances. You must seek the Academy's permission before you make any arrangements that will lead to your child being absent from school.    

In Norfolk, Fixed Term Penalty Notices (FPN) are issued in accordance with the Norfolk Local Protocol (September 2020), to find out more please visit Norfolk County Council's FPN for absence webpage

Further details, including COVID-19 specific information, can be found in our Attendance and Punctuality Procedure
plus Legal Intervention and Punctuality letters.