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 9.30am will be marked as late, arrival after 9.30am 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 01977 615080 and speaking to someone in the office or leaving a voicemail message. If we have not heard from you by 9.30am you should expect to receive contact from someone from the office or the learning Mentor.
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.