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Attendance

Attendance at Allerton Grange is extremely important. We want our students to succeed; this can only be achieved if they are in school and learning. Students should aim for 100% Attendance.

Absence

  • If a student is going to be absent from school, a parent must call the student absence line, on 0113 3930304, before 8.50am on each day of absence. Give your child's name, form, the reason for absence and, where possible, the probable date of return. 
  • If your child is absent and you do not notify the school, you will receive a text to your mobile phone.
  • If there is a genuine problem about coming to school, students should still come to school and speak with a member of the Behaviour and Welfare team.

 

Authorised Absences

Unauthorised Absences

Illness

Holidays
Bereavement Family Celebrations
Medical Appointments Sleeping in
Religious Festival Looking after siblings

 

Punctuality

  • Students should be in their form room on time.
  • Students are required to be punctual.
  • When the school bell goes, students must make their way to lesson.
  • If arriving late, students must sign in at the attendance office to get a mark due to safety regulations.
  • Student should have a note from a parent/carer explaining the reason they are late. Sanctions will be set for lateness.

Illness or accident in school

  • In the first instance students should tell a teacher if they are feeling unwell; they will write a note in their planner to give them permission to leave the lesson. Students should then go to their Year Office.
  • If students are unable to continue lessons, their parents will be contacted to collect them from school. Students must never sign themselves out.

Leaving school during the day - signing out is a legal requirement

  • If a student needs to leave school to go to a medical appointment, or any other authorised commitment, they must have written permission from home.
  • Students must notify their Year Manager if they need to sign out. Once permission has been granted, students will be given a green slip.
  • If leaving during a lesson, students must show the green slip to their teacher before the lesson starts.
  • Before students leave the premises, they should go the main reception where they hand in the green slip. They will then be signed out and given a police signing-out slip.

Returning to school after an appointment

  • Students must sign in and hand in the police signing out slip back in to the attendance office. This is very important because in the event of a fire we need to know if they are in the building.

Taking Medicine in school

  • Students must leave medication with the Health Support Officer in the medical room.
  • Medication must not be carried around, with the exception of inhalers for asthma or epi-pens.
  • Aspirin or paracetamol cannot be given out at school.

Holiday information

Allerton Grange places great importance on achievement through good attendance, therefore we operate a policy of not authorising time off for holidays during term time.

Where parents have unavoidable reasons for taking students out of school during term time, requests must be made in writing to the Headteacher, who will advise you of the decision.

If a student has requested a holiday during term time which has not bee authorised and the holiday is still taken (for more than 5 days), a maximum find of £60 per pupil per parent will be imposed by Children's Services, Leeds. Further instances could lead to prosecution.

Religious holidays

School will advise students and their families each year of the number of authorised religious holidays which can be taken. The decision will be made in consultation with the relevant religious bodies and Children’s Services, Leeds. Parents should advise school of the dates to be taken (in advance if possible) by completing an absence note in their child's planner. Any additional days taken will be recorded as unauthorised absence.

% Attendance

Potential risk

97-100%

No Risk of Underachievement

 

95-96.9%

Risk of Underachievement

 

93-94.9%

Serious Risk of Underachievement

 

90-92.9%

Severe Risk of Underachievement

 

Less than 90%

Extreme Risk of Underachievement

Risk of Court Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any absence from school results in opportunities for learning being missed, the more time you are absent from school the greater the risk of underachievement as a result.

Absence Line: 0113 393 0304 (option 1) 

Attendance Matters Booklet
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"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
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