Every student in the academy is expected to achieve above 96% attendance.
If you are unable to attend, your parents/carers must ring the academy office (0191 4204555) as early as possible on the first day of absence. If no call or message has been received, you will be contacted by the attendance team by a phone call, text message or home visit and you are asked to bring a note from your parents/carers when you return. If you have any documentation supporting your absence, such as appointment cards/prescriptions, please provide these to the academy to allow your absence to be authorised.
The academy cannot authorise absence for days away shopping or looking after family. Parents are requested not to arrange family holidays during term time, as the government no longer allows us to authorise absence for this purpose.
Punctuality is an important part of self-discipline and is essential to good time management and organisation. Prospective employers always want a report on punctuality at the academy. If you are late, you should bring a note explaining the reason for late arrival and report to reception. Students who arrive late without a valid reason will be issued a detention on a Thursday after school.
Students are expected to arrive at the academy no later than 8:30am.