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Attendance

SIXTH FORM ATTENDANCE 

Students are expected to achieve an attendance rate of at least 95%. Rates of attendance below this will 

have a detrimental effect on the ability of students to achieve their target grades.

UNPLANNED ABSENCE e.g. sickness. 

Students are expected to let the Academy know on the first day by telephone. 409152 and also give their

Form Tutor a parental note accounting for absence on the day they return. If a student is likely to have an 

extended period of absence, their parents should inform the tutor so that subject teachers can be made 

aware, and provision made, when possible and appropriate, for work to be sent home. 

 

ABSENCE REQUESTS

Any student with a foreseen absence needs to complete an Absence Request Form. These are available 

on the Academy Website and from the Sixth Form Office. Students should use this form to obtain 

signatures from respective staff and seek advice regarding any work that will be missed. This form 

should then be submitted to the sixth form office Students will then be logged on registers as having an 

authorised or unauthorised absence. 


ABSENCES THAT CAN BE ‘AUTHORISED’

• An illness, a hospital or orthodontist appointment that cannot be arranged out of Academy hours. 

Appointment cards need to be presented to your tutor before the appointment.

• Religious holiday / festival.

• A particular need to be with a family member if you have a ‘carer’ responsibility.

• Attendance at a funeral.

• A driving test (NOT lessons).

• Careers/University interviews and open days 

• A significant extra-curricular activity, for example taking part in a sporting event. 

UNAUTHORISED ABSENCES

The following will be logged as an unauthorised absence 

• Family holidays in term time

• Driving lessons.

• Hair / beauty appointments.

• Staying in for a delivery.

• Absence because of fatigue / tiredness / oversleeping.

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