St Edmund’s Catholic Academy is committed to ensuring excellent attendance in order to maximise the enjoyment, achievement and safety of all students. Regular attendance and good punctuality is crucial if students are to take full advantage of their education and achieve their potential.

All children, regardless of their circumstance, are entitled to an efficient, full time education, which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have. We know that a fulfilling challenging education requires a supportive, caring environment that embraces diversity and difference.

There is a strong statistical link between good school attendance and student achievement. It is proven that attainment is connected to good school attendance and missing school could have an impact on a child’s education. The Academy strives to support all students on their educational journey, ensuring and celebrating success and achievement at St Edmund’s Catholic Academy. Every day matters.

The Academy works closely with our families, students and outside support agencies in order to promote attendance and safeguard our students. Regular attendance and punctuality is a priority with staff and our Academy Committee.

It is a statutory Government requirement for all our students from year 7 to year 11 to attend educational provision regularly and on time. The aim is for all our students to achieve 100% attendance wherever possible.

If a child’s attendance falls below 90% they will be deemed a Persistent Absentee and the Local Authority is notified. St Edmund’s Catholic Academy reviews attendance on a daily basis and intervention will be offered to prevent a child becoming a Persistent Absentee.
It is essential that contact is made to the Academy as early as possible for every day of absence to ensure the safeguarding of your child.

 Attendance Policy