At Ryecroft Academy we place great importance on high levels of attendance and punctuality.  Good attendance is vital if your child is to make the best possible progress at school. Term time holidays are not authorised and could result in fines being issued.

Our target this year is to achieve a 96% rate of attendance across the whole academy.  We have rewards and initiatives in place to encourage high levels of attendance, such as trophies, certificates and other rewards and we are delighted that we are currently on track to achieve our target.  However, we also appreciate that from time to time children are genuinely too ill to come to school.  When this is the case please notify us by phone to let us know and explain your child’s absence. In order to ensure the safety and well-being of your child, we will contact you if we have not received notification from you.

The school have the right whether or not to authorise an absence. Any persistent absences with no reason given, will be referred to the Educational Social Worker, as will any child whose attendance falls below 85%.

We monitor attendance daily and produce weekly and half termly reports.  These are shared with children and their families.

At the end of the school year, those children who have achieved 100% attendance receive a certificate and will be entered into a prize draw.


Being late for school makes it hard for your child to learn. If they are 30 minutes late each day it means they are missing a half day of school every week. If your child is late by 10 minutes a day he or she will miss the equivalent of one week’s learning in a year.  Please ensure that your child is always punctual.

Your child will be marked late if they arrive at school after 8:55am.