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Absences, (such as holidays during term time) that are unauthorised, could result in a fine from Bradford City Council.

Coming to school everyday allows your child to get the best possible education.
If your child can’t make it into school, please give us a call. 

Students with under 93% attendance drop a level in each GCSE subject. Those with 95% or higher, make one or more sublevel of progress per year.

Children who attend 100% are 5 times more likely to work at, or above, the expected standard.


The Academy Day

  • Doors open at 8:00am
  • Be in the academy by 8:25am
  • Ready for first lesson by 8:30am


If your child is too ill to attend, please contact us and keep us updated.

  • If you expect your child to be absent, please send in evidence of medication prescribed by your doctor or hospital.
  • If your child is to be off for 3 days or more (or where we have concerns for the child’s attendance) we will require a medical certificate from your GP or a stamped academy medical card stating your child is too ill to attend school. Medical cards can be obtained from the Attendance Team.
  • Telephone calls are made to every parent/carer of a student who is absent from the academy each morning. If we cannot make contact, a text message will be sent. A possible follow up home visit may be made.

Medical appointments during lesson time are absences. They impact their learning. 

Please try arrange any appointments outside of your child’s learning time. If you can’t get an appointment outside of learning time, our students should still attend before and after the appointment to make sure they’re missing as little as possible.


We love embracing all faiths and cultures, we will try and accommodate all religious celebrations within our use of the flexible working day and prayer rooms. However, as with all leave of absence requests, these must be applied for in advance to the Headteacher. Absences without authorisation can on occasions result in legal action and fines.

Holiday leave in term time

Holidays during term time aren’t usually permitted. We’d ask that you use the school holidays for trips and events.

You can request for time out to be approved. Please let us know in writing with the reason for the absence.

Holiday or leave taken that isn’t approved could result in a fine from the council.