Thorp Academy

Together We Achieve

Attendance & Punctuality

First Day Contact System for Attendance

We are continually striving to improve standards and raise achievement at Thorp Academy and good attendance has a great impact on this.

In our efforts to raise attendance figures and to ensure the safety of your child, we operate a "First Day Response to Absence." This means that the homes of students will be contacted, by text message, on the first day of absence unless we have already been informed of the reason. This will help us to monitor attendance closely and also identify any students who have not reached school safely.

The success of this system depends upon the co-operation of parents and we request that:

School should be informed of a student's absence by telephoning prior to 10.00am on the first day of absence. There is a 24 hour answering machine service available 0844 2393391.

All absences must still be confirmed by providing an absence note for the student's form tutor.

Parents must contact school and inform of any change of address, email address and contact telephone number.

Thank you for your cooperation.