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Attendance Matters!

We can only teach your child when they are in school. There is a direct link between achievement and attendance.

We therefore:

  • Regularly monitor attendance and punctuality and contact you about concerns
  • Support children who are having difficulties which impact on their attendance by looking for the best person/organisation to support your child
  • Reward good attendance through our rewards system
  • Will not authorise requests for holidays unless there are exceptional circumstances.
  • A member of the attendance team may visit your home to discuss your childs attendance 

Any exceptional circumstances must be put in writing to the Principal.

 We ask that parents/carers:

  • Inform us promptly of any absences and return children to school as soon as they can
  • Try to make medical appointments out of school time
  • Avoid holidays in term time
  • Do not take time off for shopping trips, family events such as birthdays and outings
  • Parents/Carers have a legal responsibility to ensure regular and punctual attendance
  • All parents/carers should encourage their children to attend everyday..

Should you wish to discuss any issue with attendance please email our Attendance Team at attendance@barnsley-academy.org or 01226 574117

Attendance Documents & Information

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