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Attendance & Punctuality

Being in school every day and on time gives you the very best opportunity to succeed. 

Students on Roll 

 September 2023

  No. on Roll Male Female PP SEN EAL BME
Year 7 151 52% 48% 56% 19% 34% 74%
Year 8 203 44% 56% 51% 22% 36% 46%
Year 9 206 43% 57% 47% 28% 41% 54%
Year 10 279 53% 47% 49% 21% 51% 66%
Year 11 282 48% 52% 45% 13% 48% 66%
Total 1121 48% 52% 49% 20% 43% 61%

Leave of Absence in Term-time

Parents are asked not to arrange family holidays or extended visits during term time.  If this is unavoidable then requests should be made to the Principal in advance, before booking the holiday.  Leave of absence request forms are available from Reception.  The Principal is the only person who can give permission for leave of absence during term time. The Education Regulations 2006 make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Where the Principal decides that authorisation cannot be given but the absence occurs, a Penalty Notice will be issued in line with Oldham Local Authorities Code of Conduct.

Click here to complete the form and send to attendance@waterheadacademy.co.uk 

DFE guidance  Moments matter, Attendance counts

Please see the links for some useful information from the recently launched DfE campaign 'Moments Matter, Attendance Counts':

From the first day of term to the last, the small moments in a school day make a real difference to your child. 

Everything you need to know about school attendance - https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2022/09/02/back-to-school-week-everything-you-need-to-know-about-school-attendance/

If you are unsure whether you should send your child into school the NHS website - 'Is my child too ill for school' is a useful tool - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/

It is never too late to benefit from good attendance.