Felixstowe Academy is committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all students and recognises this can only be achieved by supporting and promoting excellent attendance for all. This is based on the belief that only by attending the Academy regularly and punctually will students and young people be able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them. High attainment depends on good attendance.
Research also shows the positive impact that good attendance has on the academic achievement of students:
The whole Academy community – students, parents and carers, teaching and support staff and Academy governors – have a responsibility for ensuring good attendance and have important roles to play.
The prime responsibility for ensuring students receive an appropriate and full-time education rests with parent/carers (defined by the Education Act 1996 as those with parental responsibility and those who have the care of a student), who will be supported and encouraged by Felixstowe Academy.
Therefore, Felixstowe Academy expects parents/carers to:
From September 1 2014, Suffolk County Council changed the Code of Conduct for the Penalty Notices to tackle non-attendance in schools/academies. Please take a moment to view Suffolk County Council's Code of Conduct by clicking here.
You can view details of your child's current attendance and absences on SIMS Learning Gateway in the section called attendance by clicking here.
Please find below documents relating to attendance enquiries: