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22/07/21

Congratulations to Banksy for achieving the most positive points this year! https://t.co/vt2piZClJt

21/07/21

🕑 Remember it's a 2pm finish tomorrow! 🕑 https://t.co/SkqEqEx5fB

20/07/21

Holiday Programme for this years Summer holiday - open to 12-18 year olds. Find out more https://t.co/tyY78lDxRc https://t.co/Gk93AUhkaN

16/07/21

From Monday 19th July this is the new process for contact tracing for children and young people in education settings. https://t.co/7QhhcnEYRH

16/07/21

Y8 have produced fantastic pieces of creative writing in just 3 minutes at the start of online lessons! Studying a text in which the protagonist travels to a major city for the 1st time alone, they empathised with the character & wrote descriptive pieces inspired by a city photo. https://t.co/FmBkHaCEJZ

15/07/21

Have you won an award? Parents and carers keep an eye on your email this evening as we will be sending out our Awards Evening video to students that have received an award! 🥳 https://t.co/wt29HSGQEv

15/07/21

Our GCSE Focus Day for Year 10 this week was dedicated to English Literature. They watched some fantastic performances of Macbeth, Dr Jekyll and Hyde and The Inspector Calls from The Globe Players. Read more> https://t.co/SRfhEuxa5y https://t.co/VmBO1qnJNO

14/07/21

Young people experience bullying behaviours every day. We’re joining in to show young people that they deserve to be heard and that help and support is available. ’s https://t.co/pHwS6eEkNB https://t.co/a9XvknqHTZ

12/07/21

This is some fantastic work, we are very impressed with all your creativity! Other work included making invisible ink, researching the planets of the solar system, interesting elements and modelling the digestive system

12/07/21

Y7 were set a task to complete some research or a practical on a topic of their own choice. Luke created a model of the lungs to show how ventilation works, Ella made a red cabbage indicator to test the pH of substances and Jessica researched atoms, elements and compounds! https://t.co/dwBaYsQuBt

09/07/21

GCSE dancers took to the stage at Radley College to perform in front of a live audience for Step In Time, School of Performing Arts. They did incredibly well and we are immensely proud of them all! Read more> https://t.co/qR8jUWUfe0 https://t.co/pslGIpmHSG

09/07/21

This week we celebrated Miss Guarasci, Miss Minnigan and Mr King completing their NQT year here ! A very big congratulations 🥳 https://t.co/HEOvEIn0FK

08/07/21

We are incredibly excited to be celebrating the end of term with a live Virtual Concert on 13/07 at 5.30pm. Parents & carers check your email for the link...we hope that you can join us! https://t.co/cCW9mLgAGY

06/07/21

This week we celebrated our Year 10 students moving on into Year 11! Read more: https://t.co/9BISyUd1sP https://t.co/6ZDMRhTqlB

02/07/21

We were absolutely thrilled to take delivery of our brand new minibus this week! Read more: https://t.co/iV4xwGlvXC https://t.co/i8XFjDpDEy

01/07/21

Year 8 are looking at different rock types and how they are made in science lessons this week. Today they applied their knowledge by comparing different chocolate to rock type and explaining their reasoning https://t.co/EUFPPeZ4R3

28/06/21

Year 8 have been writing poetry in English and have created their own beautiful praise songs about their role models. Some really lovely pieces here, well done! https://t.co/IBGNcdnRBF

26/06/21

Silver group are complete and completing their debrief. Well done everyone! https://t.co/Q1ModLRJup

26/06/21

All groups are on route and working really hard to complete their expedition. Always time for a food break though! https://t.co/3p710oX9ld

26/06/21

Our bronze groups are awake and cooking breakfast! They will be packing the tents down and heading off for their final days walk https://t.co/q4zJ5H7Ksv

Attendance & Absence

We want all of our students to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the school. Research has shown that there is a direct link between attendance and achievement and students that are not in school are more at risk of failing to achieve. In addition, they run a greater risk of getting involved in crime or becoming victims of crime.

The law requires that parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school and are on time. Our Attendance Policy can be downloaded below.

Attendance Ladder

Timings of the Day:

  • Our school day starts at 8.25am. We expect all students to arrive at the school by 8.20am and to be in the playground, ready for line-up at 8.25am. Please ensure your child is in the school for a prompt start to the day.

Expectations:

We expect your child to be in the school every day and on time unless:

  • He/she is too ill to attend (Medical evidence is required);
  • He/she has a medical appointment that can only be made in school time (Medical evidence is required).

Guidance for Parents/Carers:

  • Reinforce our expectations regarding full attendance and excellent punctuality with your son/daughter;
  • Support staff when we take action over punctuality or truancy; 
  • Inform us of any change in contact details immediately; 
  • Contact the school to inform us of an absence, by 8.25am;
  • Attend meetings to discuss your child’s attendance and punctuality, as requested;
  • Ensure that your child completes any work that has been sent home or that he/she catches up with any work that they have missed.

Contacting Us:

  • To report any absence, inform us of any future absence or advise us of changes to contact details, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Attendance Officer who will take the necessary details. 
  • To discuss any other issues or concerns please contact your child’s coach who will support you and your child.

Monitoring:

  • We will contact you on the first day of absence, at home or work, if you have not previously informed us of the reason why your son/daughter is absent;
  • We will send you an absence letter if we have not been able to contact you after 3 days;
  • We will send you attendance and punctuality statistics each term as part of our progress reports;
  • We will contact you and arrange a meeting to discuss any concerns we have with your child regarding attendance and punctuality.

Unauthorised Absence:

  • This is where your son/daughter has been absent and the absence has not been explained, or we do not consider the reason for the absence to be acceptable.

Truancy:

  • This occurs when your son/daughter misses school without authorisation or registers for school but does not then attend lessons. We will not accept truancy and we will inform you of any suspected truancy. 

Leave of Absence:

  • If you require your son/daughter to be absent from school, for extreme circumstances during term time, you will need to complete a Leave of Absence application form.
  • The Headteacher will consider these requests on an individual basis taking into account the student’s attendance record and the circumstances surrounding the request.

Fixed Penalty Notices:

  • Any parent who takes their son/daughter on a leave of absence during term time without the correct authorisation will be issued with a fixed penalty notice.  A warning letter will be sent upon application. 
  • Any student with less than 95% attendance or with 5 or more sessions (2.5 days) of unauthorised absence will be sent a warning letter and if no improvement is made then a fixed penalty notice fine will be issued.

View our Attendance Policy here