Attendance Policy

Introduction

Good attendance at school is essential for a child’s education and establishes a positive working ethos early in life. 100% attendance is certainly possible, but in the event of your child being away from school it is essential that you, the parent/carer, inform the school of the reasons for absence.

Legal Framework

  • The Education Act 1996 requires parents and carers to ensure their child receives efficient full time education, suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special needs they may have, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.
  • Under current government legislation, all absence figures, together with the reasons for absence have to be reported to the Schools Governing Body, Local Authority (LA), and the Department for Education (DfE).
  • Parents and carers must ensure that they are fully aware of the school’s Attendance
  • Policy, as any absence will have a huge impact on your child’s learning. Regular school attendance is essential and parents and carers, together with our school staff all have a part to play in ensuring full potential is achieved.
  • Students are expected to attend school for the entire duration of the academic year, unless there is an exceptional reason for the absence. There are two main categories of absences:
  • Authorised absence is when the school has accepted the explanation offered as justification for the absence, or given approval in advance for such an absence.
  • Unauthorised absence is when the school has not received a reason for absence or has not approved a child’s absence from school after a parent’s/carer’s request.

If you wish to contact the person responsible for this page, please email melanie.townsend@braintreesixthform.com

Main Menu

Home
News
News Archive
Letters
Exam Information
Photo Galleries
About
Welcome to Braintree Sixth Form
Exam Results
Ofsted Report
Student Handbook
The Sixth Form Day
Library System
Café6
Café6 Menu
Allergens
Travel
Student Support
Community Life
Courses
A level Courses
A Level Art, Craft & Design
Art Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level Biology
Biology Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level Business
Business Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level Chemistry
Chemistry Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level Computer Science
Computer Science Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level Design Technology - Product Design
A Level Drama and Theatre Studies
Drama & Theatre Studies Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level Economics
Economics Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level English Language and Literature
English Language & Literature Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level English Literature
English Literature Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level Geography
Geography Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level History
History Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level Law
Law Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level Mathematics
Mathematics Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level Further Mathematics
Further Mathematics Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level Media Studies
Media Studies Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level Modern Foreign Languages
MFL Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
A Level Music
A Level Physics
Physics Overview & Exam Information
A Level Politics
Politics Overview & Exam Information
A Level Psychology
Psychology Overview & Exam Information
A Level Religious Studies
Religious Studies Overview & Exam Information
A Level Sociology
Sociology Overview & Exam Information
Extended Project
Level 3 Vocational Programmes
BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science
OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business
OCR Business Level 3 Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
Health and Social Care OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3
BTEC Level 3 in Sport
BTEC Sport Curriculum Overview & Exam Information
WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Tourism
Enrichment
Policies
Bridge Academy Trust Policies
Academic Honesty Policy
Admissions Policy
Attendance Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Policy
Child Protection Policy
Critical Incident & Business Continuity Plan
Curriculum Policy
Drugs and Alcohol Policy
Educational Visits Policy
E-Safety Guidance
E-safety and Data Protection Policy
First Aid in School Policy
Freedom of Information Act Publication Scheme
Privacy Notice – Data Protection
Provider Access Policy
Relationships and Sex Education Policy
SEND Policy
Severe Weather Procedures
Student Dress Code
Supporting Students with Medical Conditions Policy
Student ICT Acceptable Use Agreement
Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy
Young Carers
Applications
Welcome and Virtual Tour
SEN (Special Educational Needs)
Progression
Year 12 and 13 Careers Education Overview
Completing your UCAS Application Form
Student Finance
Receiving offers: UCAS track
Reading Lists
Contact Us
Contact the Sixth Form
Find the Sixth Form
Tutors
Absence
About the Website
Website Privacy Policy
Website: Terms and Conditions