By law, Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy must record in the attendance register whether the pupil is present twice daily; once during morning registration and once during afternoon lessons.

It is the legal responsibility of parents/carers to ensure that their child attends school regularly and to keep absences to a minimum.

If, for whatever reason, your child is absent from school, we ask parents/carers to contact school to report the absence, and the reason, as soon as possible.

How can parents/carers encourage excellent attendance?

  • Trying to arrange, whenever possible, appointments with a doctor, dentist etc. for after school, at weekends or in the holidays.
  • Not taking any family holidays during term time, as students will miss vital teaching, which will impact on their achievements.
  • Providing a note whenever their child is going to be absent, if known in advance, or by contacting the school by telephone.

Our attendance officer will contact your child’s attendance cannot be accounted for and involve our attendance service for pupils with low/concerning attendance without authorisation.