Research suggests that 17 missed school days a year equals GCSE Grade DROP in achivement!
The DFE target for student attendance is 95%.
Students with attendance below 95% may not be able to go on school trips and visits. (Unless in exceptional circumstances known to their Head of House).
Please, can parents ensure medical appointments are taken out of school hours or in school holidays where possible.
DFE legislation states family holidays should not be taken during term time, more information with regards this is linked below.
Term-time holidays could lead to prosecution by the welfare authorities. As it states in the authority guidelines ‘parents who remove their children from school in term time may be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £60 per parent per child if paid within 21 days, £120 per parent per child if paid between 22 and 28 days’.
The Head is only allowed to authorise holidays in term time in exceptional circumstances.