Kirk Balk Academy

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Attendance & Punctuality

Attendance & Punctuality

We will now be using the following descriptions when looking at attendance.

100% - 98% Excellent
98% - 96% Good
96% - 94% Satisfactory
Below 94% Unsatisfactory (in need of urgent improvement)

Regular and punctual attendance is vital if you are to benefit fully from the opportunities which the Academy offers.

If you are not at the Academy, you cannot learn!

Follow these simple rules:

  1. Ensure that you arrive at the Academy on time. The Academy begins promptly at 8:20 a.m. Arrival after this time will be recorded as late to the Academy and a sanction will be issued.
  2. Bring a dated and signed absence note (written by your parent or carer), detailing clearly the reason for the absence, the day after you are away from the Academy. A note can also be written in your diary.
  3. Make appointments for routine visits to the doctor and dentist for out-of-college hours, as far as possible.
  4. Holidays in term time will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances and only with permission of the Principal.


To view attendance data for Kirk Balk Academy please refer to the attendance breakdown section of our Ofsted and Performance webpage:

http://www.kirkbalkacademy.org/our-academy/ofsted-and-performance-data