Unique Academy’s attendance policy enables the school to provide a consistent practice that encourages and facilitates the regular attendance of all pupils. Regular attendance at school is key to steady pupil progress and
enjoyment of learning, and for this reason Unique Academy is dedicated to ensuring its attendance policy is adhered to as much as possible.
We take a whole-school approach to maintaining excellent attendance and it is the joint responsibility of parents, pupils and all staff members to ensure that children are attending school as they should be. We endeavour to
work with families to make sure that any problems or circumstances which may lead or be leading to poor attendance are given the right attention and appropriate support.
In order for a pupil’s attendance record to be deemed very good, it must be 96% or above:
100% – Outstanding Attendance
96% – Very Good Attendance
93% and below – Cause for Concern
Children are to arrive at school by 8:40am and must be collected from the school by 3:20pm, Monday to Friday.
The attendance register will be taken at the start of the school day and again in the afternoon. The morning registration begins at 8:45am. The morning registration period ends at 9:00am. Pupils who arrive after this time
will be marked as late.
Parents of pupils who arrive after the registration period has ended should sign in at the school office and complete the late form. It is vital that parents sign in at the office to ensure that appropriate health and safety
regulations are followed and that all pupils are accounted for.
Unique Academy also takes the attendance register during the afternoon of each school day. If a pupil is not present at the time that the afternoon registration takes place, they will be marked absent.