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Attendance

Every student should attend school every day that they are expected to.

There are times when we, in line with government coding guidance, will authorise absence from school.

Excellent attendance is intrinsically linked to academic achievement and progress. Students who have regular absence, patterns of unauthorised absence, broken weeks of attendance and high levels of absence for minor illness are unlikely to achieve their academic potential.

At every stage of our Attendance Phases we welcome the opportunity to engage with parents and carers.  

Early intervention and student support sits at the heart of our approach to raising levels of student attendance.

The Olympus Academy Trust prioritises the monitoring, support and robust action needed to secure high levels of attendance and works in close partnership with the Local Authority to place matters before the court in circumstances where parents/carers do not ensure that their child attends school regularly and punctually.

The following Attendance Phases are a guide for students and parents on the steps that the school will take to support the regular attendance of students at school.

Our Attendance Policy is available on our Statutory Policy page
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In our continued drive to improve school attendance and reduce the impact of lost learning we are now unable to authorise absence during the school day for medical appointments, please book these after the end of the school day.

Your support with this is very much appreciated and will help us to ensure that students do not miss lessons and are able to keep up with their learning. If parents need any support with this or have any questions please contact the school so that we can help.