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At Barnwell Academy, we have high expectations of attendance from all pupils. We strive for every child to be in school every day. Regular attendance is essential to ensure children reach their potential both academically and socially.

Promoting excellent attendance is the responsibility of the whole school community including children, parents, staff and Governors.

Barnwell Academy will:

  • promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence
  • ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled
  • differentiate between authorised and unauthorised absence in order to act early to address patterns of absence
  • keep parents fully informed of their child’s attendance/punctuality record providing 3 reports a year
  • Follow up unexplained absences
  • contact parents on the first day, by 9:15am, when a student fails to attend school
  • take timely action on any attendance or punctuality problem notified to us and involve appropriate outside agencies in order to support children and their families 


Children will:

  • aim to achieve 100% attendance each academic year
  • attend school daily
  • arrive on time and be appropriately prepared for the day
  • tell a member of staff about any problem or reason that may prevent them from attending school


Parents will:

    • support the Academy and their child in aiming for 100% attendance each academic year
    • ensure their child attends school daily and on time (by 8:55 am each morning)
    • ensure that their child attends school dressed in accordance with the school uniform policy
    • notify the school before 9:15 am of any absence
    • avoid taking their child out of school for non-urgent medical or dental appointments
    • provide evidence of any absence due to clinical hospital, dental appointments
    • send a written note to confirm the reason for any absence
    • only request leave of absence if it is for an exceptional circumstance
    • ensure the school has updated contact numbers
    • will actively work with the school staff and relevant multi-agency staff



For more information please read our full Attendance and Punctuality Policy.


Class Attendance Weekly Winners 2018-2019

  • 7th September:                                                Year R & 3
  • 14th September:                                                 Year 3             
  • 21st September                                                   Year 3
  • 28th September                                                  Year 3     
  • 5th October                                                           Year 2
  • 12th October                                                          Year 3           
  • 29th October                                                        Year 2
  • 5th November                                                      Year 3
  • 12th November                                                      Year 3
  • 19th November                                                     Year 6
  • 26th November                                                    Year 5
  • 3rd December                                                      Year 4
  • 7th January                                                            Year 5
  • 14th January                                                           Year 5
  • 21st January                                                            Year 2
  • 28th January                                                         Year 1
  • 4th February                                                           Year 3
  • 11th February                                                           Year 5
  • 25th February                                                         Year 2
  • 4th March                                                                Year 1
  • 11th March                                                                 Rec
  • 18th March                                                                Rec
  • 26th April                                                                  Year 6
  • 3rd May                                                                     Year 5
  • 10th May                                                                    Year 6
  • 17th May                                                                     Rec
  • 25th May                                                                   Year 2
  • 10th June                                                              Rec & Year 1
  • 17th June                                                                  Year 4
  • 25th June                                                                 Rec
  • 5th July                                                                     Year 1 
  • 12th July                                                                    Year 5