At Thrybergh Academy there is a clear link between good attendance and educational achievement. Regular and punctual attendance is vital if students are to benefit fully from the academic, personal and social opportunities which are offered to them within the school.
We understand students become unwell from time to time but we would ask you to consider the necessity of keeping them at home for minor illnesses. If they are not in school they are not learning and skipping lessons will inevitably have an impact on their grades.
In line with the Government and Local Authority Guidelines, we expect all our students to maintain an attendance level of 95%, therefore if your son/daughter attends for at least 95% of one school year they will have had less than 10 days absence.
Attendance over one school year if your son or daughter had:
- 98% attendance = less than 4 days absent from school
- 95% attendance = less than 10 days absent from school
- 90% attendance = less than 4 weeks absent from school
- 85% attendance = 5 ½ weeks absent from school
- 80% attendance = 7 ½ weeks absent from school
Remember, the greater the attendance the greater the achievement.
At Thrybergh Academy all students are expected to be in school in good time for registration. There is a warning bell at 8:40am and the registration closes at 8:45am. Good punctuality is vital for students to get the most out of their learning opportunities.
It is the responsibility of everyone in our academy that we teach our students the skills they will need in adult life and we would be failing in our duties should we not encourage and promote good attendance and punctuality. Students cannot expect to keep a job or college placement if they are continually absent or late. Our aim is for the students to develop a sense of responsibility and set positive patterns for their future and parents also play an important role in this.
The academy rewards good attendance and punctuality, however should a problem occur that may keep your child from attending, it is important that good communication links are established with us. This allows us to resolve any issues and ensure your child can return to their learning at the academy as soon as possible.
You can find more information by downloading our Attendance Policy or by contacting the Attendance Team who are always happy to answer any questions you have.