Attendance & Holidays

At Risdene Academy we expect good attendance to ensue that all pupils are able to take full advantage of the education available to them.

Good attendance matters.  Pupils who have good attendance:

Good attendance means:

100% attendance where a pupil arrives in time every day that they are well.

Our attendance policy

Request Form for Leave of Absence

Attendance Awards

Awards are given for good attendance during and at the end of the year, and termly.  These are valued by the children and they appreciate their parents support in qualifying for them.

Parents can help their child reach the attendance awards through:

Facts for Parents

Parents are legally obliged to ensure that their child attends school regularly and may be fined or prosecuted if they take their child on holiday during term time, or fail to ensure regular attendance.  The academy is not legally allowed to authorise holidays.  Absence is only permitted and authorised for genuine illness (medical evidence may be required) or days of religious observance verified by the religious organisation.

 Important Information Regarding School Attendance - Letter October 2017