Attendance

Attendance Poster Summer Term

Attendance vs Days off school

  • A calendar year has 365 days, or 52 weeks or 12 months
  • A school year has 195 days, or 39 weeks or 6 terms
  • INSET School Training Days total 5 in each year
  • Students expected to attend 190 days
  • School day is divided into two sessions, therefore, students should have 380 sessions a year.

Gateway's Attendance Target is 95.3%

  • 1 Day off per school year means attendance will only ever reach 99.5%
  • 10 Days off per school year means attendance will only ever reach 94.7%
  • 20 Days off per school year means attendance will only ever reach 90%

Poor school attendance can result in:

  • Academic Underachievement
  • Difficulty in making or keeping friendship groups
  • Loss of child’s confidence and self-esteem

Attendance Penalty Notice

Attendance is essential across all GLC academies. For more information, click here.


Punctuality Process

Here at the Gateway Academy, we expect every student to be in school on time, throughout the day.  Poor punctuality to both school and lessons can result in:

  • Academic Underachievement.
  • Difficulty in making or keeping friendship groups.
  • Loss of child’s confidence and self-esteem.

As we feel so passionate about ensuring your child is reaching their full potential every single day, the Academy has introduced an escalation system to combat lateness to school and lessons.

What to expect if your child is late to school in one week:

  • If your child is late to school, the first time they are late will result in a lunch time detention (10 minutes).  There will be no option to re-sit this detention if the student fails to attend.  Failure to attend will escalate to a 2 hour Leadership Detention. You will be informed by text message of this.
  • If a student is late twice in a week, they will be expected to attend a 1 hour detention after school on the second day of lateness. (parents will be informed by text by 12 o clock midday) The student will complete a detention of 1 hour plus the accumulation of minutes late for that week.
  • For each additional late that week the student will be expected to complete a 1 hour detention plus the additional minutes on the same day.

Only in exceptional circumstances will a student’s lateness not result in the above-mentioned consequences.  Students who drop siblings off will not be exempt from this.  As a parent/carer we are asking for your assistance with your child’s punctuality to ensure that they are on time each and every day, not only to school but also to lessons.  School starts at 8.12am and ALL students should be through the gate by this time.  Anyone arriving after this will be registered as late.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.  If you have any questions regarding this matter please do not hesitate to contact Mr Moruzzi on 01375 489000.