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The Ebbsfleet Academy

A Brook Learning Trust Academy

Attendance

All students at The Ebbsfleet Academy are expected to aim for 100% attendance if they are to fulfil their learning potential. Of course, there are times when attendance is not possible through illness or medical needs. In these instances please ensure the absence line is telephoned on 01322 623100 (option 1) to advise reason for non–attendance by 8.30am. Persistent non-specific illness e.g. poorly/unwell is not acceptable and will be questioned.

Each year, for every 2 days a pupil is absent reduces their attendance by 1%.  There is a direct correlation between high attendance and high academic attainment.

Children are required by law to attend school 190 days per year. The Government states that every pupil's attendance should be at least 95%. For pupils and parents this can be translated into the following missed learning time.

Attendance during one school year Equals - days absent Which is approximately weeks absent Which means this number of lessons missed
95% 9 days 2 weeks 54 lessons
90% 19 days 4 weeks 114 lessons
85% 29 days 6 weeks 174 lessons
80% 38 days 8 weeks 228 lessons
75% 48 days 10 weeks 288 lessons
70% 57 days 11.5 weeks 342 lessons
65% 67 days 13.5 weeks 402 lessons

 90% attendance sounds quite positive until it is viewed like this. We want to make every lesson count, please help us to do just that by aiming for a 100% percentage attendance

Medical Appointments

Any medical appointments should be made for out of school hours. If this is not possible please ensure your child attends school directly after/before the appointment. Whole days off for medical appointments will not be authorised without prior consultation with Ms Fry the Attendance Officer.

Punctuality

All students need to be in school and in lessons on time. Students who constantly arrive late for school and lessons disrupt their own learning along with their peers. Persistent lateness will result in after school detentions and other sanctions being put in place. Students should arrive in school for 8:20am.

Feeling Unwell

Should a student feel unwell at school the first point of contact will be Ms Fry, who will determine after a discussion with the student if they are unable to continue with the school day. Parental contact will always need to be made before any student leaves site, therefore please ensure we always have your correct home numbers.

Holidays

Parents should not arrange holidays during term times as these are NOT permitted at The Ebbsfleet Academy. They will incur a Fixed Penalty Notice fine of £120.00 per parent, per child. In exceptional circumstances should you require a leave of absence this must be submitted in advance in writing to the academy Principal for consideration.