To be successful, students require the highest level of access and engagement with quality educational opportunities.

We expect the highest standards of attendance and punctuality. Research evidence and national statistics link good attendance to the achievement of academic and social potential. Attendance and punctuality also reflect pupil and parent commitment to achievement and to our school vision.

We encourage all pupils to work towards 100% attendance and set a minimum attendance target of 97% per year (equivalent to the top quartile of all English secondary schools). Excellent attendance is celebrated regularly and recognised at the end of each term via our rewards programme.

If there are problems which affect a student’s attendance, we will investigate, identify and strive in partnership with parents, students and the Local Authority, where necessary, to resolve these problems, as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We will adopt a clearly focused approach, aimed at returning the student to full attendance at all times. This policy is based on the premise of equal opportunities for all.