Attendance & Progress

King Edward VI Academy is committed to providing a full and efficient education for all students.

The academy believes that all students benefit from the education it provides and therefore from regular academy attendance. To this end the academy will do as much as it can to ensure that all students achieve maximum possible attendance and that any problems which may impede full attendance are acted upon as quickly as possible.

It is important to us though that attendence is something to be rewarded and celebrated. We recognise good attendance by:

  • Recording attendance percentages on individual printouts to accompany annual reports
  • Every half term parents are sent the attendance figures for their child
  • The tutor group with the highest attendance each month will receive a prize
  • The house with the best attendance over each four weekly period receives a house star
  • At the end of each term a rewards trip is offered to students who have had excellent attendance and behaviour throughout the term

 

Attendance Expectations

 

 

Excellent

Your attendance is above 98%

(Absences fewer than 5 days in the year)

We say you are….

Wised up’ to attendance

As well as being an excellent attender, you will almost certainly achieve the best grades for your ability and have a real opportunity in the next stage of education or the world of work

 

Good

Your attendance is between 96 and 98%

(absences fewer than 8 days in the year)

We say you are….

‘Wise’ regarding your attendance

and are likely to achieve grades that will give real opportunities to continue in your studies or in the world of work

 

Satisfactory

Your attendance is 95%

(absence fewer than 10 days in the year)

We say you are….

‘Getting wise’ regarding your attendance

 

Unsatisfactory

Below the national government threshold

Your attendance is between 92 and 95%

(you have missed 18 school days in the year)

We say you….

‘should be wise’ these absences will make it difficult for you to achieve your best in school

 

Concern

Persistent Absentee

Your attendance is between 85 and 91%

(missing over 19 school days per year)

We say you….

‘NEED TO WISE UP!!’

You are missing so much school that it will be difficult for you to keep up with your lessons and work

 

Serious Concern

Persistent absentee

Your attendance is below 85%

You need to….

‘WISE UP AND TAKE ACTION NOW’

Your parents/carers may face a penalty fine or further legal prosecution if you do not improve your attendance

Attendance at this level makes it almost impossible for you to keep up with your lesson and your work

‘WISE UP NOW!!’

 

 

 

How your attendance affects your grades

 

 

Excellent

Above 95% Attendance

Very good chance of achieving

 

English and Maths grades at 9-5

 

Good

94% Attendance

Good chance of achieving

 

English and Maths grades at 9-5

 

Satisfactory

92% Attendance

Fair chance of achieving

 

English and Maths grades at 9-5

 

Unsatisfactory

Below the national government threshold

90% Attendance

Less than a 50% chance of achieving

 

English and Maths grades at 9-4

 

Concern

Persistent Absentee

88% Attendance

Less than 35% chance of achieving

 

English and Maths at grades 9-4

 

Serious Concern

Persistent absentee

Less than 85% Attendance

Less than 30% chance of achieving

 

English and Maths at grades 9-4