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Attendance

All pupils are expected to attend school every day. Whilst occasional sickness is unavoidable, it is of key importance that the attendance of every pupil is kept above 98%. 

Attendance is a key focus for the academy and each and every pupil’s attendance will be monitored every week by their form tutor. Where attendance issues are identified, parents will be invited in for meetings with form tutors or a member of the senior leadership team. Our attendance officer, Mrs Nazir, is available daily to speak to if you have any concerns about your child’s attendance or if you would like more information about the attendance policy at Astrea academy Sheffield.

Illness

If a pupil is going to be absent, it is vital that a parent contacts the school at the earliest opportunity to provide a sufficient reason for absence. This should be by telephone in the first instance supported by a written note on the pupil’s return.

Absence can only be authorised where there is good cause. If no sufficient reason for absence is provided, attendance will be recorded as unauthorised. All absences should be evidenced by the parent either telephoning the doctors or by a medical note.

Parents cannot authorise absence. This is a decision which rests with Astrea Academy Sheffield in accordance within the boundaries set by The Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 1996.

Leave of Absence

Holidays will not be authorised during term time and will likely result in a fixed penalty notice.

The decision to record a holiday as unauthorised rests with Astrea Academy Sheffield.

For extreme circumstances only, to apply for a pupil leave of absence, parents can collect a form from the main office. This form must be returned to the school office for consideration by the Executive Principal.