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Canons High School

Attendance & Term Dates 


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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. 

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.  


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