Attendance Matters

  • Students should aim at 100% attendance.
  • Missing days at the academy are costly: 6 lessons a day is over 5 hours of your learning gone and it is very difficult to get this back.
  • If you are absent from the academy please ask your parent/carer to phone the Attendance Officer on 02392824204
  • When you return to the academy bring a note which explains your absence and hand it to your advisor.
  • If for any reason you miss morning or afternoon registration you must sign in for health and safety reasons to the academy at reception.
  • If you are late in the morning without a valid reason you can expect a detention.
  • Refusal to attend lessons may lead to an exclusion.
  • The academy actively discourages holidays being taken during the term.  Learning time is too valuable.  Any application for authorisation of a holiday in term time for any length of time must be made in writing using the form below at least two weeks before departure.
  • Ark Charter overall attendance for the academic year 2018-19 was 90.9%.
  • Ark Charter overall attendance for the academic year 2019-20 was 91.7%. This is based on attendance from 5th September 2019 - 20th March 2020. The academy was closed due to national lockdown from 23rd March 2020.

Attendance and Punctuality Policy

Leave of absence form