Attendance & Term Dates

Why it matters


At Adderlane Academy we recognise the importance of being in school, on time, every day.

The national average expected for children is 96%.

Did you know that an attendance percentage of 90% is equivalent to missing 19 school days a year?

If your child is not in school regularly they will miss out on fundamental learning in the classroom. This is extremely difficult to catch up on and affects all aspects of their future education, as well as forming bad habits.

As part of our ongoing support system for children and  families, you will receive regular updates on your child’s attendance with a strong focus on how it affects their learning.

For further information, please refer to Guidance on Infection Control from the Public Health agency to determine if and for how long your child must stay off school.

If you have any questions about attendance please contact our Office Manager, Mrs Dixon, on 01661 833996.


What you can do


We understand that children will need time off school when they are poorly.

However you can avoid attendance becoming a concern by engaging with school and not taking unnecessary days off e.g. holidays during term time. Trying to make appointments for your child, and other family members, out of school hours will reduce time missed in classroom. This will make less of an impact on their school life.

You may not realise how quickly the odd day off can lead to a big dip in attendance percentage, indicating to school and other agencies that there may be problems to address.

Punctuality is just as important as attendance. If your child has 100% attendance but regularly arrives up to half an hour late they are still missing vital learning.

Most importantly we have an open door policy. If you have ANY queries or would like support on any matter we have a great welfare team who can provide referrals or advice.


Holiday Requests


If you wish to request time off during school term time there is a form you can complete. Please know that permission for holidays are only granted in exceptional circumstances.

You can view a copy of our attendance policy here

For holidays during term time, please refer to our Guidance for Parents


Term Dates


Please click below for our term dates:

Term Dates 2021/2022

Term Dates 2022/2023


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