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At Burghill Community Academy we promote a culture in which children enjoy coming to school. For a child to reach their full potential a high level of school attendance is essential and we consistently aim for maximum attendance for all children. We aim to provide a sensitive and appropriate guidance to parents and carers concerning pupil attendance, taking into account guidance from the Department for Education.

We have high expectations for attendance. Every child should attend every day that they are required to be in school. We are committed to providing an education of the highest standard for all of our pupils and recognise that this can only be achieved by supporting and promoting excellent school attendance. This is based on the belief that only by attending school regularly and punctually will pupils be able to take full advantage of the opportunities available to them. High attainment and good progress depend on good attendance.

We record pupil attendance twice a day: once at the start of the morning session and once during the afternoon session. Holidays should not be taken in term time and absence for leave in term time may only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. An application for this leave must be made to the head teacher (submitted via at least six weeks in advance by completing the form available to download below. Once the application has been assessed you will be informed as to whether or not it has been authorised or not.

School Timings

At Burghill Community Academy we expect children to arrive at school from 08:45 for morning registration at 08:55. Pupils arriving after 09:00 will be marked as late with arrivals after 09:10 being considered an unauthorised absence. The school day finishes at 15:15.

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