The fullest attendance possible is essential as quality first teaching can only take place if the child is in school. Where a child needs to be absent due to illness, parents/carers should ring the academy on 01623 980055 ext: 5135.

Where absence for a medical appointment is known about in advance it would be helpful if the parent would notify the school in advance by telephone, email or note in the student’s Journal.

This guide provides information on what is ‘good attendance’.

General unauthorised absences:

Please take the time to review our ‘Attendance Matters’ Guide which provides information for parents/carers on punctuality and attendance.

Attendance Matters Booklet 

Attendance Update January 2024

All Local GP surgeries have been provided with pre-printed slips that just need a surgery stamp or signature.  These are also available in our school Office and are provided to all parents who have been asked to provide medical evidence.

The academy does not receive any money from any fines issued by the Local Authority. All Schools within the Nottinghamshire County Council area will be subject to these terms in relation the code of conduct.

Authorised absence

An authorised absence is any absence agreed between parents/carers and the school.  An unauthorised absence is anything that is not agreed by the school, Government regulations state that only the Academy can authorise absences, parents/carers cannot do this.


Holidays are not authorised in normal circumstances and are only considered at discretion of the Principal in extenuating circumstances.

Fixed Penalty Notice Guidance