Absence

The academy works hard to ensure that students find learning enjoyable and stimulating. We understand that if students are to learn effectively, then the academy must be a place that they look forward to coming to. Below you can find some information regarding what you need to do if your child is going to be absent from school.

Sickness absence

High attendance has a proven link to educational outcomes – every lesson really does count and maintaining 100% attendance will ensure students achieve their potential.

Students are expected to arrive on time, every day. Students should only be absent in ‘exceptional’ and unavoidable circumstances. Please ensure that any absences are reported via the absence line on 01422 232041 before 8.15am. If you expect your child to have an absence of more than 48 hours please contact your child’s College Manager to discuss arranging some work.

Holidays during term-time

Holidays during term-time will not be authorised, and will be recorded as unauthorised absence. Please click here to read more about this.

The academy operates different holiday patterns with some holiday weeks that are classed by tour operators as out of term-time, meaning that it is possible to secure cheaper deals. To access our term dates, please click here.