The school day runs from Monday - Friday ( 8.35 am - 3.05 pm )

EVERY DAY MATTERS

ATTENDANCE

Excellent attendance is essential for your child to achieve their full potential.

KESH Academy’s attendance target for every student is 97% attendance

  • Remember that every day of attendance really does matter.
  • Arrive on time - students are expected to be in school by 8:30am for an 8:35am start.
  • Late to school – students will be expected to complete a 30 minute, after school detention on the same day – text messages will be sent to parents/guardians. Please contact the Academy on 0121 647 2471 and press option 2 for lateness.
  • Absence - Phone school daily on 0121 647 2471 whenever your child is absent, giving the reason for absence - we need to know by 9am. Evidence of an appointment is required if within school time.
  • Only allow your child to stay off school for genuine illness. We all get colds and coughs and minor illness should not be a reason to miss a whole day. Feel free to call us for advice.
  • Do not take holidays in school time - we will not authorise them.
  • Do not allow days off for birthdays or shopping trips.
  • Make routine dental, opticians or doctor’s appointments outside school time.
  • Ask your child about their day to check in on any issues which may affect them wanting to be in school.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns which you think are affecting your child’s attendance. The Attendance and Pastoral team should be your first point of contact.  We will fully support your child to thrive and be safe in school.
  • Be aware of what your child’s attendance level is. Medical evidence may be requested to support absences

We know that high attendance at school and achieving high grades are linked. Take a look at the table below to show how school attendance can affect outcomes.

Percentage of attendance

Number of days off in a year

Number of absent sessions

Lessons missed in a year

Chances of achieving 5 G4+ reduces to

98%

4

8

20

-

95%

10

20

50

-

94%

12

24

60

77%

92%

16

32

80

60%

90%

20

40

100

45%

88%

24

48

120

35%

86%

28

56

140

26%

The Trust

King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Registered number 10654935. Registered office: Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UD. Tel: 0121 472 1147.

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