Attendance Reporting

Our Expectation

It is vital that your child attends school on time every day. If your child is not in school it impacts their progress. We expect our students to achieve 97% attendance. This is the equivalent of just 6 days of education missed over the year.97

 

Understanding attendance

The diamond to the left shows how we communicate attendance to our students. We talk about their attendance colour. The aim is for all students to remain in Green; days missed may see your child move into different attendance colours. When this happens we do our best to let you know to help you monitor your child's attendance. Every session counts, so even making it in for the afternoon improves attendance.

Attendance

 

How do I report an absence?

You must report absence on the first day. You can report an absence by:
Text: 07860 055 215 (preferred)
Email: attendance@springwestacademy.org
Phone call (leave a message only): 0208 831 3019
Ensure that you give your child's name, their registration group and a quick explanation for the reason of their absence.

If your child is unwell you must be specific about the symptoms they exhibit, i.e. 'a temperature of 38.4' not simply 'fever'.

 

What if I know of a future absence?

Send an email to attendance@springwestacademy.org with as much detail as possible and/or any support documentation. Requests for term-time absences must be sent in writing for the attention of the Principal.

Do I need to provide evidence for an absence?

Yes, absences may only be authorised when supported by evidence. Authorisation cannot be made until the supporting documentation is provided. Please note that authorisation of absence is at our discretion.