Attendance & Punctuality
We expect all students to attend school all of the time. We understand that there are occasions which mean students, are not able to attend however, it is the expectation that students should achieve 96-100% attendance every year.
There is a very strong link between attendance and attainment. Students need to be in school to be able to achieve their full potential.
Good punctuality is essential to make the most of students learning. If for any reason your child will be late, please inform the Attendance Team.
Half hour detentions are issued for every time a student is late 2 times.
Students should only be absent from the school for valid reasons such as genuine illness or appointments. We will not accept absences for childcare, parcel delivery, birthday, shopping haircuts etc. These absences will be unauthorised.
School will not authorise absences where evidence is not supplied, an example of these are appointment letters, medical appointment cards and prescriptions.
Please report all absence and late’s to the Attendance Team on 01902 558310 option 2 or email Moretonattendance@aatrust.co.uk
Appointments during the School Day
All Medical appointments should be made outside of school time wherever possible or supported by valid appointment card / letter. Students should be encouraged to attend before and after appointments.
If we do not receive a reason for absence, your child’s absence will be marked as unauthorised until a sufficient explanation is received. Please be aware that unauthorised absences could lead to involvement from our Education Welfare Officer for non-attendance.
No holiday will be authorised during the school year.
For holidays due to exceptional circumstances (which are authorised only by the Head Teacher), please call our Attendance Office on 01902 558310 option 2 and request a Leave of Absence Form.
Alternatively, follow this link for a Wolverhampton Council Holiday in Term Time Request form.
If you do decide to take a leave of absence during school term and it has not been authorised the following may apply:
- A fixed Penalty notice
- Attendance contract for parents
- Legal prosecution for parent by the local authority
Rewards – 100% Club
Moreton operates an incentive to praise and reward those pupils who have outstanding attendance of 100%. At the end of each term assemblies are held where certificates and badge’s are given, students proudly wear their badge’s on their blazer.
Each badge refers to a term of 100% – Bronze Autumn Term, Silver Spring Term & Gold Summer Term. During the year, we host various attendance events and rewards such as:
- Movie afternoon.
- Sweet treats/cakes for 100% attendance form groups.
- Early lunches.
- Hot chocolates
- Certificates and presentations in Assembly