Good attendance to school is intrinsically linked to high attainment and positive wellbeing. Therefore at The Adeyfield Academy we place huge importance on our students attending school everyday.
It is very important that students aim to attend school everyday, only absent when they are physically too unwell. Our school target for attendance is 96% and we set all students this target. It is a parent/carer's legal responsibility to ensure that their child attends school regularly and is not absent without good reason.
Research shows that children who attend school regularly are happier learners than those who miss school on a regular basis. Children who miss school often fall behind with their studies and can become socially isolated. We monitor attendance very carefully and you will be contacted if your child's attendance falls below target. We want all Adeyfield students to be happy attending school and if you feel that your child is becoming reluctant to attend, please do not hesitate to contact their Form Tutor or Head of Year.
Please see more information in our Attendance Policy by clicking here.
If your child is too ill to attend school then please contact the school absence line as soon as possible on the first day of absence on 01442 406020 - Option 1 as per the instructions on our Absence Line page. Please note that it is a student's responsibility to catch up any work missed due to absence.
If your child is absent without a reason then a text message will be sent to the parent/carer listed as Priority 1. This message can be responded to by return text . If you receive a text and you believe your child is in school then please call our Attendance Officer, Mrs Clark immediately on 01442 406020 - Option 1.
If you wish to take your child out of school in exceptional circumstances e.g. funeral of a relative, music exam, please write a letter detailing the reason for the absence and address it to the Principal, Miss Mason.
Government guidelines do not permit the school to give authorisation for holidays during term time, even if this includes travel for a special occasion. If a child is absent from school, without authorisation, for more than 15 sessions (1/2 day = 1 session) in a term, then the school is obliged to apply to the local authority for the issue of a Fixed Penalty Notice fine.