At Tudor Grange Academy Solihull we have very high expectations of attendance and punctuality.  There is a strong correlation between good attendance and strong outcomes for students which, in turn, provides them with more options for their future.

Please see the attached letter from the Principal and Attendance Lead regarding attendance expectations at TGAS. Our current  Pupil Attendance and Punctuality Policy can be found on the policies page of our website here.

Meet the Team

Nicola Thompson

Nicola Thompson

College Leader, DSL and Attendance Lead

Ruth Walshe

Ruth Walshe

Attendance Welfare Officer

Emma Risbridger-Hill

Emma Risbridger-Hill

Attendance Welfare Officer

Parents can support regular school attendance by:

  • Making sure their child leaves for school with plenty of time to arrive on time.
  • Supporting and encouraging their child by attending parents evenings and other events.
  • Contacting the school to discuss any concerns regarding their child’s attendance.
  • Working in partnership with the school to resolve any issues that are impacting on their child’s attendance.
  • Making any medical appointments outside of school hours whenever possible.
  • Not taking children out of school for holidays in term time or for other unnecessary absences.

Punctuality

It is important that students are punctual so that they do not miss out on the beginning of each school day. Students must attend registration on time (by 8.35am) to be given a present mark. Arrival after the start of morning registration but before the close will be recorded as late and an appropriate sanction will be given in accordance to the Academy’s Behaviour and Standards Policy. Where a student arrives after the register closes it will be recorded as unauthorised absence

Absences

All Absences

To report your child’s absence, COVID or non COVID, please click here to complete our Absence Reporting Form

  • Absences should be reported by 8.30 am.
  • If the absence is NON COVID-19 related you will need to do this every day of the absence.

Leave of Absence

If a student needs to attend a medical appointment or requires a leave of absence for any other reason a letter and appointment slip/letter must be brought in from home. The letter should be taken to the Receptionist in Student Services who will issue a Leave of Absence permission slip. The Leave of Absence should be obtained in advance, except in an emergency.

Before leaving the Academy the student should report to Student Services and sign out. Students must be collected by parents from Student Services unless a letter, giving specific permission to leave the Academy alone, is received. On returning to the Academy the student should sign in immediately at Student Services before returning to lessons.

Students are expected to remain on site throughout the school day, however, in exceptional circumstances, a student may be allowed to go home for lunch. A formal written request should be made to the student’s College Leader requesting permission. If granted a lunch pass will be issued and students would be required to sign out and in each day on their return at Student Services.

Leave of Absence for a Family Holiday

Family holidays should be taken during the Academy holiday period. Leave will not be granted for family holidays, unless under exceptional circumstances.

Requests for leave of absence for family holiday should be made using the official leave of absence request form which your child can collect from Student Services or click the link below to download a copy.

DOWNLOAD: Leave of Absence Request Form

DOWNLOAD: Pupil Attendance and Punctuality Policy

Academy Day

The Academy day starts at 8.35am and finishes at 3pm, Monday to Friday inclusive.

Pupils are registered during each period of the day. The statutory registration of pupils takes place at 8.35am and at 2.00pm. Prompt attendance is expected throughout the day.

Enrichment activities take place before school, during lunchtimes and after school as arranged.

In addition, there are supervised study/homework facilities available in the Learning Resource Centre until 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.