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Barnby Road Academy

‘Where everyone is able to achieve their best’


Attendance at Barnby Road


At Barnby Road Academy we believe that good attendance and punctuality are crucial. Parents and carers have a legal duty to ensure that their child receives a full time education and therefore must ensure that their child attends school regularly and on time.


Evidence shows that children who attend school regularly and on time achieve their full educational potential, irregular attendance may have a serious impact on a child’s academic progress.


We monitor the attendance of all children carefully and have a duty to account for their whereabouts each day. If you have not contacted school by 10am and we are unable to contact you we may complete a home visit to check that your child is safe and well.


If attendance drops below 90% we will make you aware of this by letter on a half termly basis. We are always happy to discuss any difficulties you or your child may be having which is affecting attendance. A meeting can be arranged with our Safeguarding & Welfare Manager or school nurse to discuss any concerns or difficulties, we have a range of support and intervention available if required.



Attendance Matters






Best chance of success


Harder to make progress

Serious Concern

Progress seriously affected









195 Days

or 390 Sessions

185 Days

or 370 Sessions

176 Days

or 352 Sessions

166 Days

or 332 Sessions

156 Days

or 312 Sessions

146 Days

or 292 Sessions


If you are worried about your child’s attendance please speak to the class teacher or

make an appointment with the Safeguarding & Welfare Manager.

Contact details: Sam Oliver 07981 162671