Regular attendance is seen as very important at King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls Academy. Every opportunity is taken by the school to encourage all pupils to come to school regularly. We have a designated pastoral team who work closely with our families and support them with attendance concerns.
If your child is absent from school, please report the absence via the StudyBugs App.
Parents are advised to avoid booking medical and dental appointments during school hours so that your daughter’s learning is not disrupted. In terms of medical appointments and evidence we would like all parents to share key information such as medical letters, appointment information by sending the information to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of any appointments.
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy attendcance last year, was significantly above national figures. The school has worked closely with parents to ensure the highest levels of attendance and the while school target is above 97%. The school follows the Local Authority procedures for attendance and please see below the relevant information that all parents and carers must read:
For any further information regarding the LA procedures, please use the link below for assistance:
The school is keen to work in partnership with pupils, parents and external agencies where necessary to ensure educational entitlement and regular attendance. The taking of holidays during the school terms is strongly discouraged, it is hoped that parents will help in the following ways:
As a maintained school we follow all local education authority guidelines which can include fining parents and court action when necessary as detailed below:
Schools can fine parents for the unauthorised absence of their child from school, where the child is of compulsory school age. If issued with a penalty notice, parents must pay £60 within 21 days or £120 within 28 days. The payment must be made directly to the local authority. The decision on whether or not to issue a penalty notice ultimately rests with the headteacher, following the local authority’s code of conduct for issuing penalty notices.
All students should be on the school site by 8:40 am with registration starting at 8.45 am. Students arriving after this time will be marked late.