Safeguarding/ Attendance Update


Dear Parent/Carer,

I would like to begin by thanking all parents/ carers for the improvements in our attendance over recent months. Attendance for 2018/9 so far is 17% higher than it was in 2017/8, meaning that students are safer, attending lessons more often and therefore maximising their possibilities of achieving highly. We have achieved our highest weekly attendance of the year for the last two weeks in a row and want to continue raising expectations in this area.

It is with this in mind that I am writing with clarification of our expectations on punctuality. All students should be in school by 9.15am at the latest so that they are ready to attend form time with their tutor. You will be aware from recent correspondence that we run a free breakfast club (where toast, cereal, fruit juices and hot drinks are all provided) between 8.55am and 9.15am so we would encourage all students to join the large number of students who are already enjoying this!

From Monday 19th November, we will automatically issue 30-minute detentions at the end of the day to any students who miss lesson time by not being in school before 9.35am. Students will be asked to complete work they have missed during this time. Please be aware too that for your child’s legal “morning registration” present mark, they must be in school on time.

On the theme of safeguarding, I am also writing to inform you that governors have agreed an additional staff training day on Friday 23rd November so that we can continue to develop and improve our safeguarding systems. This means that school will be closed to students on that day and will re-open as normal on Monday 26th November at 9.15am. I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you have any further questions regarding this letter, please feel free to contact me at


Yours faithfully,

Andrew Wakefield




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