Attendance and Punctuality Expectations
What time does school start?
8:40am. If students are not in form by the time the second bell rings, they will be marked as late by their Form Tutor.
Does LSA allow holidays during term time?
No. Holidays during term time will NOT be authorised.
How many lessons has my child missed if they have 90% attendance?
100 lessons which is equal to 4 weeks of school. This will impact on a students attainment at, and enjoyment of, school. Students should aim for at least 95% attendance or above.
Can I check my child’s attendance?
Attendance and punctuality can be checked on the MyEd school app and can be seen on school reports.
I am struggling to ensure my child attends school and is punctual, what should I do?
It is a parent/carer’s legal responsibility to ensure that their child receives a full time education, this not only means regular and punctual attendance but that the child attends fit and ready to learn.
Parents should liaise with the school via form tutor, college leader and the attendance team if this becomes a struggle. The school will then provide support, information and guidance where this is reasonably possible.
If my child is off school, how should I inform LSA?
You can ring the school’s discrete attendance line on 01253 667411. Parents/carers are asked to ring or message through the MyED app before 9am on the first and each day of absence.
If the school has not been notified of a student’s absence, parents will be notified by text message. It is important the school has an up to date mobile number for this purpose.