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Attendance is outstanding at Accrington Academy!
At Accrington Academy we take attendance extremely seriously and have implemented the ‘AIA Project’ (Attendance Improvement at Accrington Academy). We are all working together to ensure that students achieve their maximum academic potential as it is well established that attendance is directly linked to academic results.
Pupils say that they like coming to school. Accordingly, they behave well and attend regularly.
Ofsted 2018  
It is very important that your child attends school regularly, a poor attendance can seriously affect your child’s education. 97% and above is ideal, 94-96.9% is a cause for concern, 90-93.9% means your child is at risk of underachievement, 80-89.9% indicates that there is a severe risk of underachievement and anything less than this could be of extreme concern.

Parents should advise the Academy by telephone on the first day and each concurrent day of absence by ringing 01254 3014300, option 2 and clearly stating your child’s name and reason for absence.

Please ensure that any absences are reported before 8:40am wherever possible. At around 10:30am a text will be sent home to any students who have an unexplained absence for the morning.

In the morning as ever, students should arrive in school no later than 8.35am to arrive promptly for registration at 8.40am.

Any late arrivals will be expected to sign in at main reception and if students are late without a good reason they will be issued with a detention for the following school day (you will receive a text message informing you of this).

It is so important to build good habits of punctuality in our students.

Morning registration from the attendance team closes at the following times: –

Monday – Friday 9.30am

If your child arrives after this time, they will receive an ABSENCE‘U’ mark for the morning’s session.

Depending on the reason for this absence, Accrington will either mark this absence as authorised or unauthorised**. We always advise that you ask your child to receive their morning mark before any medical appointments so that their attendance is not affected.

Please note: even if the absence is an authorised medical absence this will still affect your child’s attendance

The PM session will commence at 12.20pm. Any student signing out of school before this time will receive an ABSENCE mark for the afternoon unless they return after their appointment.

Failure to phone school or reply to an absence text may result in a home visit from our Home/School Liaison Officer Mrs Dodgeon and Attendance Manager Mrs Wissett. The welfare of our students is of paramount importance and it is essential that we can account for their whereabouts wherever possible. 

* Please ensure that we have accurate contact details in case of any emergency, especially if you change your mobile.

**Please note, if your child receives 10 unauthorised marks (U) parents/carers are at risk of receiving a penalty notice from Lancashire County Council.


Attendance Policy 2019 276.34 KB 5 downloads

For more information on leave of absence requests, please read our attendance policy. 



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