Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Attendance and Punctuality

Reporting an Absence / Attendance-related matter

Absences or attendance related matters must be reported each day via the absence line (0161 290 4000, option 1) prior to 08:15 and/or emailed through to

Attendance for all students is compulsory and parents have a legal responsibility to ensure their child attends school regularly. Any absence without good reason will be treated as unauthorised and can lead to a Penalty Notice from Oldham Council and home visits from the Leesbrook Attendance Team.  

Attendance Policy  

Attendance Monitoring and Intervention  

The Academy has an escalating approach to reinforcing high levels of attendance and intervening in respect of attendance concern.  

Authorised and Unauthorised Absence  

If a student is absent from the Academy, it is vital that a parent contact the Academy by 08:15 to provide a reason for absence. This should be by telephone (0161 290 4000, option 1) in the first instance supported by a written note on the student’s return.  
Absence can only be authorised where there is good cause. If no adequate reason for absence is provided, attendance will be recorded as unauthorised. 

Avoiding Holidays and Appointments during Term Time    

In order to maximise individual achievement, parents should avoid making routine appointments for students during the Academy day. Parents should not take family holidays during the term time period.  The Local Authority has the power to fine parents if their child is absent from school without authorisation. Please note, the academy will not authorise holiday during term time.