Attendance @ Court Fields
We pride ourselves at Court Fields on students' attendance.
We strive to ensure and encourage a high level of attendance for all students
in order that they maximise their educational achievement. We want to
ensure that the attendance of all students is in line with Court Fields
School’s definition of regular attendance, this is 96%.
The School Day
It is an expectation that all students are in school by
8:35am for the warning bell and in tutor by 8:40am when formal registration
begins. Students remain in school until 3:15pm when they are dismissed from
lesson 5. It is an expectation that students partake in extra-curricular and
enrichments wider than the core curriculum. This may mean students spend
additional time at school after 3:15pm.
Attendance and Punctuality Across the Trust, good, excellent
and outstanding attendance and punctuality are acknowledged and rewarded.
- Governors, Directors and staff within the Trust recognise
the high correlation between achievement and attendance and strive to maintain
high levels of attendance for all students.
- Parents have the responsibility to ensure attendance at
school. Unless there is a major health concern, attendance should rarely drop
- We ask for the cooperation of all parents in helping the
school to monitor attendance closely.
- We award students termly for attendance via our Class Charts
platforms. 100 Club also runs half termly, awarding students for 100%
attendance during specified periods.
- Any planned medical absence should be notified by
telephone or letter. As far as possible, appointments should be made out of
school hours. Once the school has obtained confirmation, the school will
authorise the absence if the reasons given are considered appropriate e.g.
illness, unavoidable medical appointment etc. If the reasons given are not
appropriate, the absence will be considered as unauthorised and the parent
contacted. The school will follow up any absence which has not been notified.
How attendance can effect your child’s learning
Each day missed adds up over the year, as you will see below
your child's attendance to school will impact on their overall outcomes.
How we will communicate your child’s attendance
We will keep you updated of your child's attendance
particularly if we are concerned using the flow chart below, it shows how we
support you as a school to improve attendance where there are concerns.