It is necessary for the school to keep accurate records of all attendance, absence and poor time-keeping.
We would ask parents to read the following guidelines.
Please inform the school immediately if your child is ill or absent for any reason. If you are unsure on whether your child should attend school or not contact the school or check the NHS website
If a child is not present when the register is taken, then a late/absent mark will be recorded and the school will then take immediate steps to ensure the well-being of the child.
- The Attendance Officer requires regular reports of the attendance of all children and may take steps to ensure that regular attendance and punctuality is maintained
- Cases of continuous absence, especially where no reason has been provided, will be followed up by a home visit carried out by the Attendance Officer or DSL
- Medical and dental appointments should not be booked during the school day wherever reasonably possible. When they are, pupils who have medical or dental appointments during school time are not permitted to leave unaccompanied; in every case a responsible person known to the school must collect them. Please inform the office in advance of any appointments sharing a copy of the letter or text of the appointment and the identity of the person collecting the child if not the parent or carer. You should then return your child to school to finish the school day.
Requests for absence during term time
Request for leave is not authorised unless in exceptional circumstances. Parents/Carers taking children out of school for term time leave may be at risk of being fined by Sheffield City Council.
The academy will continue to work with the local authority to address issues of poor attendance. The local authority has the power to issue fixed penalty notices in the most serious situations.
Adverse Weather Conditions & School Closure
Parents will be notified by text should there be a school closure (please make sure the office has your up to date mobile number), the website will also be updated with closure notifications and any updates.