Maritime Academy Trust

Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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Attendance & Holidays

Danecourt School is committed to the continuous raising of achievement of all pupils. Regular attendance is critical if pupils are to be successful and benefit from the opportunities presented to them.

In order to support and monitor good attendance we have an Attendance Team consisting of -

Attendance Team (ID 1257)

 The Attendance Team, Local Academy Council, Head Teacher and staff in partnership with parents, have a duty to promote full attendance for all pupils.

One of our basic principles is to celebrate success. Good attendance is fundamental to a successful and fulfilling school experience. We actively promote 100% attendance for all pupils and have recently introduced a new attendance initiative in order to promote good attendance and punctuality.

Parents/carers have a legal duty to ensure that their child(ren) attends school regularly and arrive on time. Regular attendance is essential to the all-round development of the child and they should be allowed to take full advantage of educational opportunities available to them. Poor attendance undermines a pupil's education. When a pupil's attendance is not at a satisfactory level parents/carers will be contacted to attend a meeting with the staff at school. The aim of the meeting is to identify ways in which the school is able to support families to improve their child's attendance.

It is the parent/carers  responsibility to contact the school on the first day their child is absent. This is a safeguarding requirement so that all parties know that your child is safe. Parents/carers should regularly update the school and inform on when their child is returning.

 You can inform the school of your child’s absence:

Pupil Absence From School

If your child is absent from school it is important that you contact the school as soon as possible on the first day of non attendance to give the reason for their absence. We will require a call on each and every subsequent day of absence.

If your child is attending an appointment please email a copy of the appointment letter, for our records.

It is important that if pupils are suffering from sickness and/or diarrhoea they should not return to school until 48 hours after the symptoms cease. This will stop the risk of infection to other pupils and staff.

Pupils Leave of Absence

Due to  amendments to the 2006 regulations in the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, and the Education (Penalty Notices) (England) Regulations 2007 that came into force on  1 September 2013 schools ‘may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances’.

Exceptional Leave of Absence Request

To request an exceptional leave of absence, please complete the form below. Please note that we require a minimum of 2 weeks notice to review any exceptional leave of absence requests.

Leave of Absence Request Form