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06/12/19

We are extremely proud of our students for showing and at our first Christmas Showcase last night. It was truly a magical evening and we hope that you enjoyed it! Read more about the evening here: https://t.co/fcUtOAXSsO https://t.co/6byBGf28Sl

05/12/19

Our final rehearsal of A Midsummer Night's Dream, all ready for our Christmas Showcase this evening. See you soon (doors open from 6.30pm) https://t.co/OsAW6wLm22

04/12/19

7P have had a fun start to their day by looking at the structures of sheep organs and inflating the lungs. They then went on to sketch and label it https://t.co/kekaTfOUK8

02/12/19

Year 9 girls had an extra special PE lesson today as they were taught by former Gloucester Hartpury Ladies coach and current Grove RFC player, Michael Wood 🏈 https://t.co/nGueiqLyMB

02/12/19

Identifying viewpoints and practising annotation skills in with Year 8 today https://t.co/buGjCuDQZw

02/12/19

1552 batteries so far! 🙌 Drop off old batteries to school and they will be sent for recycling ♻️ For more information please visit https://t.co/CC63s5rJYx https://t.co/WOO4kkSWL7

29/11/19

Congratulations Emily for your 'Student of the Term' award, very well deserved 🎉 https://t.co/QE6Y9AZzJs https://t.co/elRz0jdW7X

29/11/19

How do we expand and factorise brackets? Year 9 working hard in Maths today https://t.co/j0UFyOYpmB

29/11/19

It's for Year 8's in PE this morning with Mr Crowe and Mr Hayden 💪 https://t.co/2cktQkhBCd

28/11/19

8P have started a Patterns and Culture project in , focussing on the Mexican Day of the Dead. Today they were drawing designs of the Mexican skulls in preparation for creating layered prints of them in next lesson https://t.co/5IJnwr4FRX

27/11/19

We are really looking forward to our Christmas Showcase next Thursday 5th December, 7pm. Tickets can be purchased via ParentPay now! https://t.co/JK1cyORNas

26/11/19

Year 8 have been snowballing their initial impressions of the poem 'Nothing's Changed' by having group discussions and joining a bigger group each time. They discussed elements of context such as the Apartheid and Tatamkhulu Afrika's biographical information https://t.co/FZmTH4vyWI

22/11/19

In Geography today, Peter was sharing his design for an earthquake proof building https://t.co/kPEIYtoL9q

22/11/19

8C preparing for their speaking assessment in Spanish today https://t.co/l2BbaDxJAa

19/11/19

Year 7 are learning about rhythm and pulse this term in . They have been working together in small groups to compose their very own polyrhymes https://t.co/qQSgz8NYql

15/11/19

Thank you so much for all your support and donations to . We raised a massive £471.96 and had heaps of fun in doing so! https://t.co/CtBsVbwNh9

14/11/19

An exciting opportunity to join our IT team as a Junior Regional IT Technician. Find out more here: https://t.co/E3Wcg0j6kE https://t.co/TurkALG2YY

14/11/19

club investigated the dangers of splashing chemicals in eyes in yesterday's . Using egg whites, they replicated the aqueous humour of the eye and added a variety of chemicals including hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide to observe the ‘damage’ caused https://t.co/4HCGmdsSxw

13/11/19

Year 9 have been perfecting their badminton skills in GCSE PE this morning https://t.co/hmjBgNYA9x

13/11/19

The Big Question in year 7 this morning: What are unicellular organisms? https://t.co/dQ65ZNHz8w

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