Attendance & Term Dates
At Canons High school, we believe every lesson really does matter. Every day of absence is a lost opportunity for learning and regular and punctual attendance at school is both a legal requirement and essential as we prepare students for their future success. Attendance monitoring is also an important component of safeguarding.
The Department of Education expects schools and local authorities to:
- Reduce absence including persistent absence
- Ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled
- Act early to address patterns of absence
- Ensure that all students are punctual to their lessons and attend school regularly
Canons High School is committed to our Attendance Policy which reflects the above requirements, and also aims to ensure clarity of the school’s expectations around attendance. Through our focus on student professionalism, we promote high expectations for the attendance of every student. Information regarding the following areas can be found in our Attendance Policy:
Each year the school will review annual attendance figures and set a whole school attendance target. This target will reflect national attendance data. We strive for every student to achieve 100% attendance. We will work closely students an families and with Children's support agencies to support improving attendance. We will use legal actions, where necessary. Our current attendance target is 96%. The school will review systems for improving attendance at regular intervals.