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Attendance

Attendance is of the up most importance at Springwood High School, and we expect your child to attend school every day unless they are unwell. If this is the case parents and carers are expected to contact their childs Year Manager before school starts on each morning of absence.

Acceptable levels of Attendance

Everyday Counts!

For some people, 90% may seem like an acceptable level of attendance. The reality is that 90% attendance means that the child or young person has missed half a school day each week or 19 days of school during the school year –that’s nearly 4 whole school weeks.
 

EVERY DAY COUNTS – ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGES

Attendance Figure

Absences

Rating

100% Attendance

0 Days Missed

Excellent

95% Attendance

9 Days of Absence
1 Week and 4 Days of Learning Missed

Average

90% Attendance

19 Days of Absence
3 Weeks and 4 Days

Very Poor

85% Attendance

28 Days of Absence
5 Weeks and 3 Days of Learning Missed

Unacceptable

80% Attendance

38 Days of Absence
7 Weeks and 3 Days of Learning Missed

Unacceptable

75% Attendance

46 Days of Absence
9 Weeks and 1 Day of Learning Missed

Unacceptable

Leave Of Absence In Term Time

We are not able to authorise any pupil holidays within term time. If children are taken out of school parents may be issued with a fixed penalty notice, this is a fine of £60 per parent per child which is payable within 28 days. The letter below gives further details regarding attendance at school and the issuing of penalty notices:

ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL AND THE ISSUING OF PENALTY NOTICES - Letter dated September 2021

If, due to exceptional circumstances, you need to remove your child from school during term time you are requested to complete a Leave of Absence Form and return it to Reception or the Admin Office for approval at least three weeks before the proposed leave date. Before completing this application we would advise that you consider very seriously how the absences will affect your child’s education.  Further details can be found on the form by clicking the link below:

LEAVE OF ABSENCE IN TERM TIME - Request Form 

Guidance For Parents

Further information on how we can continually improve our attendance and ways in which we can engage with each other to help progress learning both academically and socially can be found by clicking the links below:

NCC - Fixed Penalty Notice Information for Parents 2021
ATTENDANCE POLICY 
Attendance Policy Addendum - COVID-19