All pupils must attend school every day and arrive for 8:55am.
With parents, school is committed to meeting our obligations with regards to school attendance by:
Promoting good attendance and reducing absence, including persistent absence
Ensuring every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled
Acting early to address patterns of absence
School will also support parents to perform their legal duty to ensure their children of compulsory school age attend regularly, and will promote and support punctuality in attending lessons.
Your efforts, working in partnership with the school, will ensure that your child will have the best chance to achieve their academic potential and have real opportunity in further education and the world of work.
Please note that where parents fail to ensure their child attends school regularly or take unauthorised leave in term time, legal action, including penalty notices, may be considered.
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Leave in term time
PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR ANY LEAVE IN TERM TIME VIA THE SCHOOL OFFICE PRIOR TO ABSENCE STARTING.
Family holidays in term time are not allowed in law and are unlikely to be authorised. Family emergencies also need careful consideration. It is not always appropriate or in the best interests of the child to miss school for emergencies which are being dealt with by adult family members. Notifying the school of leave due to a family emergency does not mean it will be authorised.
Worried about attendance?
If you are worried about your child/children’s attendance, please contact the school as soon as possible. We are here to help and support your child and family.
Birmingham City Council provides online information and guidance to parents on school attendance which you can access here.