We are committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all students and endeavour to provide an environment where all the students feel valued and welcome. Parents and students play a part in making The Pingle Academy successful. Every child has a right to access the education to which he/she is entitled. Parents, Carers and teachers share the responsibility for supporting and promoting excellent school attendance and punctuality for all.
It is our duty to consistently strive to achieve a goal of 100% attendance for all children. Every opportunity will be used to convey to students and parents/carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance.
For our students to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered it is vital that students are in school. The routines children develop around attendance and punctuality at school are the same expectations an employer would have in the world of work. High attainment, confidence with peers and staff, and future aspirations depend on good attendance.
Good attendance is important because:
- Statistics show a link between under-achievement and absence below 95%
- Regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically
- Regular attenders find learning more satisfying
- Regular attenders are more successful in transferring between primary, secondary and higher education, employment and training.
If your child is ill, please ensure you take appropriate medical advice. The NHS website offers practical advice on whether or not to keep your child off school.
Please refer to our attendance policy.
Holidays in Term Time
The academy is not allowed to grant leave of absence in term time, except in exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances do not include family holidays. If you wish to apply for a leave of absence, please complete the form below. If you do not have exceptional circumstances for a leave of absence, the absence will be marked as unauthorised and parents or carers may be issued with a fixed penalty notice (a fine).
You may wish to refer to the Department of Education website for further information on holidays in term time: