We are extremely rigorous when it comes to improving attendance of our pupils and, as a result, the attendance figures in the school are improving across the year groups. Our attendance figure has risen, from 93.8% in 2015, to 95% in Spring 2016 and we wish to see it rise still further, an aim shared by the school community. We support our families fully to ensure attendance continues to improve.
There are a number of ways that parents can report their child absent from school. These include ringing the school directly (01803) 854011 and following the options or using the absence email:
Parents that have registered their mobile phone with the school administration team can also send a teat: Text: Text 2 Parents: 07786 208889.
We ask parents to make contact with the school on the first day of absence, and follow up parents that we have not heard from on the same morning.
National policy no longer allows schools to authorise holidays. Special leave may however be granted in "exceptional circumstances". These circumstances include: Weddings, religious observance and funerals.
Our policy on this is shared with most schools in Torbay. The full attendance policy can be found within the policy section of this website.
Please see link below which is a briefing paper following the outcome of the Isle of Wight case