Attendance and Punctuality Policy

All children of school age have the right to a full-time education, regardless of age, aptitude, ability or any special need they may have.  Regular academy attendance is essential if a child is to make the most of the educational opportunity available to them.  ARK Dickens Primary Academy takes the responsibility to monitor and promote the regular attendance of all its pupils very seriously.  It acknowledges that irregular attendance can disrupt continuity of learning, undermines educational progress, can lead to underachievement/low attainment and impedes the child’s ability to develop friendship groups within the academy.  We feel the whole academy community should take responsibility for attendance. Therefore this policy seeks to ensure that all parties involved in the practicalities of academy attendance are aware and informed.


Download our Attendance and Punctuality Policy 2016