Class Registers are taken between 8.50am and 9.00am. Children have until 9.00am to arrive in the class – at 9.00am classroom doors are closed and after this children must enter school via reception where they should be signed in by parent/carer.
Children arriving between 9.00am and 9.15am will be marked as late, arrival after 9.15am will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.
If a pupil has a period of 10 lates in the academic year the academy has the right to record any further lates as unauthorised absence. The policy is in line with Wakefield Council Code of Conduct on Penalty Notices and falls under Section 44 of the Education Act 1996.
Please let us know before 9.00am, or as soon as you can, if your child is unwell and unable to attend school. This can be done by phoning 01226 711485 and speaking to someone in the office or leaving a voicemail message. If we have not heard from you by 9.15am, you should expect to be contacted by a member of the office staff to ascertain reason for absence.
Where a pupil has 10 or more unauthorised absences, the School will work with the Education Welfare Department to seek a penalty notice. Where a pupil’s absence falls below acceptable standards, parents will be contacted by our Attendance officer to discuss the situation. Children below 90% attendance are classed as “Persistent Absentees”. Children have a right to full attendance, not a term time holiday. Please see the Multi Academy Trust attendance policy for more details.