Fortnightly Timetable Cycle: Week B
VISITORS to the School: please bring with you one form of identification: e.g, an official identity badge, passport, driving license or a bank card.
School tours are available upon request and we actively encourage parents to visit us during the school day to see us at work.
For all planned school trips – payment of a deposit or payment in full if applicable is required via Parent Pay to secure a place on a trip.

Persistent Absence (PA)

Reduction in PA Threshold 

The persistent absence threshold for students has changed from 15%to 10% from the start of academic year 2015 to 2016. From September 2015, Ofsted will use this new threshold in its inspection regime. 

The new threshold means that any student will be classed as persistently absent when they have missed 38 or more sessions at any point during the academic year, which equates to a little as 5 to 7 days each term.

We realise that some absences through illness are unavoidable and will continue to be authorised when medical evidence is provided. Unauthorised Absence is the main concern

Please be aware that these changes to PA thresholds means that

Attendance BELOW 90% = Persistent Absence

Term Dates

PA @ 10%

Sessions Per Term 2015-2016

PA @10%

Days Per Term 2015-2016

Term 1-Sept to Oct

7+ sessions

3.5 days

Term 2 –Oct to Dec

14+ sessions

7+ days

Term 3 –Jan to Feb

20+ sessions

10+ days

Term 4 – Feb to April

25+ sessions

12.5 days

Term 5 –May to June

32+ sessions

16+ days

Term 6 –June to July

38+ sessions

19 + days

 Please note –Legally there are 2 registration sessions in a school day: a.m. and p.m.

We register students in every lesson at Abbeyfield so that we know they are safe and where they are meant to be.

If your child has to be absent from school you MUST contact school to let us know and provide a reason in writing on their return.

At Abbeyfield School, we are keen to work with parents/guardians to ensure good attendance (96%+) good punctuality and excellent achievement.

DfE quote: “Of pupils who miss between 10% and 20% of school, only 35% manage to achieve 5A* to C’s at GCSE including English and Maths.”