Being absent from College means a lost learning opportunity.

Regular attendance and punctuality helps a child become reliable and organised – two qualities valued by employers and essential for life after education.

DSC_5451As a College we are committed to maintaining parents’ and students’ awareness of the importance of regular attendance. We want to improve attendance, punctuality, and achievement.

Statistics show a direct link between under-achievement and poor attendance. Regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically and find College work easier to cope with.

Parents must play their part in informing the College of any absenteeism and work with us to promote good attendance at all times.

We will take various measures in order to safeguard children such as following up on unexplained absences while also rewarding those who make good attenders.

Holidays in Term Time

The College supports the view that every lesson counts and discourages parents from taking holidays in term time.

There is no entitlement to time off in term time. It is our policy not to authorise any holidays in term time.

To comply with The Education (Penalty Notices) (Wales) Regulations 2013, the College will operate in accordance with the local authority’s Code of Conduct for fixed penalty notices for regular non-attendance at College.